Riding two goals from Alex Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in overtime, Tuesday night. Ovechkin scored in the third period as well as the game-winner in overtime.
After the game, the Capitals did not give the team’s hard hat award to Ovechkin. They gave it Ovechkin’s friend Alex Luey, a boy with incurable cancer.
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In the locker room, Ovechkin spoke about Luey and how much he inspired him.
"If I score here, it's only for him." ❤️
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) October 30, 2019
“It’s emotional moment for me, for this organization” Ovechkin said. “We are going to play for him. We are going to give our emotion and our support to him and his family. He’s our lucky charm, you know? He’s always brings luck to this building. It doesn’t matter how we play – bad or good – we always going to get a point or two points.
He knows. If I score here, it’s only for him. To see how he smile how he enjoy that moment, especially in a tough moment like that for him and his family, it’s big time. We’re going to pray for him and hope everything is going to be fine, but you never know.”
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