After the game, Alex Ovechkin revealed that he was grateful for the pregame ceremony the Capitals hosted in honor of his 700th career goal.
“Thanks again for everything this organization has [done] for me,” Ovechkin said. “It’s a pretty cool moment.”
But it was his one-year-old son, Sergei, who made the ceremony especially memorable. Sergei made a cameo in the team’s tribute video and hugged on his dad throughout the ceremony.
Ovechkin knows Sergei stole the show tonight.
Reporter: "he's pretty cute"
Ovi: "like his mom"
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) February 26, 2020
“It was pretty special,” Ovechkin said, before admitting his view of the jumbotron was obstructed at times. “Sergei was on my shoulders so I look up and down all time.”
“Sergei kinda stole the show anyway. He blew a kiss,” NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti said.
“Yeah, blowing the kiss,” Ovechkin responded.
“He’s pretty cute,” the Capitals Ben Raby observed.
“Yeah. Thank you. Like his mom,” Ovechkin said.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 26, 2020
Headline photo courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
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