Alex Ovechkin‘s Capitals teams may have never advanced past the second round, but it hasn’t been because of Ovi. The Russian machine is nearly a point-per game player in the postseason, and is the team’s franchise leader in playoff goals (51). Ovechkin is also only the NHL’s seventh active player with 50 playoff goals.
So when the team’s captain scored twice in the second period, the Caps bench just needed to love on The Ovi.
And for those of you who need this as a sensual slo-mo.
Alex Chiasson, Tom Wilson, and Devante Smith-Pelly all enveloped Ovi in hugs and for good reason.
Since 2008, no team has needed overtime to settle their postseason games than the Caps. But Ovi’s second period goals gave the Caps hope that they may settle their first-round series in six games and in regulation.
This is what relief looks like. This is what happiness looks like.
It was like a Care Bear hug fest.
I’m done with imagery like this.
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