Alex Ovechkin has embraced the holiday spirit. After giving a puck to a super fan Thursday night in DC, Ovechkin fetched the milestone puck after Tyler Lewington scored his first NHL goal.
Puck retrieval made the Capitals captain late to the celebration, but now at least Tyler will have a keepsake — as if he’d ever have trouble remembering tonight.
Ovechkin was close by to the net when Lewington scored over the top shoulder of Senators goaltender Marcus Högberg, who is making his NHL debut tonight. After throwing his arms up in the air in joy, Ovechkin quickly began searching for the puck in the crease.
He then joined the celebration before it broke off to skate back to the bench.
Ovechkin had practice, as he collected the puck from Jonas Siegenthaler’s first career point on December 14.
Lewington’s goal marked his second career point, the first coming off a Tom Wilson goal a few minutes earlier.
Ovechkin was not on the ice when Bowey scored his first NHL goal in the second period, so hopefully someone snatched that puck too.
Phew. What a night.
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