The captain of each Stanley Cup-winning team always has a big decision to make after they skate the championship trophy around the rink: Who should hold the Cup second?
For Alex Ovechkin, that man was longtime BFF and first-line center Nicklas Backstrom.
“BACKY!!!! BACKY!!!!!!” Ovechkin shouted. He then nodded his head.
“There is an order of succession,” Mike Emrick narrated. “It’s always interesting to see who’s next and it’s Nicklas Backstrom who has gone through this just as long as Alexander Ovechkin has.”
Ovechkin then gave the Cup to Backstrom.
“YES!” Ovechkin screamed.
“FUCKING RIGHT,” Backstrom shouted back.
Backstrom then began taking a lap around the T-Mobile Arena.
The two players then held the Stanley Cup together before giving it to Brooks Orpik, the only repeat champion on the team.
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