Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th career hat trick Saturday night in Toronto. The tally gave Ovechkin the NHL lead in goals, and the franchise lead in career hat tricks. But the goal was even bigger than that.
A month ago, Ovechkin invited 13-year-old cancer survivor Alex Luey to the Caps-Leafs game after finding out he was Luey’s favorite player. Luey cried.
After Ovechkin scored his hatty tonight, Luey was once again overwhelmed.
— NHL (@NHL) November 26, 2017
Luey hugged his parents and friends after the tally. Sportsnet aired a split screen of Ovechkin and Luey’s goal celebration and boy is it emotional.
Luey’s father was clutching a sign that said I fight for my hero/son Alex.
What a moment. And what a difference Ovi just made in this young man’s life.
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