By Ian Oland
The Washington Capitals had the day off on Tuesday, but that didn’t mean Alex Ovechkin took a break from his favorite sport.
Ovi took Ovi Jr outside to play some street hockey out on his driveway and the two had an absolute blast.
Dad, using his son’s tiny stick, displayed how to properly take slap shots while his son held onto his papa’s oversized twig. Sergei giggled with glee as dad ripped clappers into the net.
First, Sergei (a lefty!) tries to do a slap shot himself. After struggling to push the puck forward on his backhand, Dad has a demonstration on how to properly shoot. As dad rips shots towards the net, Sergei begins laughing uncontrollably as the family’s dog Blake runs onto the driveway to participate himself.
Oh my god. That laugh!
Ovi Jr. LOVES slapshots. 😂 @ovi8
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Eventually, Blake ambled up to play defense. Quite well, might I add.
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Later @aleksandrovechkinofficial was assisted by Blake, who filled in on defense. Ovie showed Sergei how to tackle a defenseman & even Nastya joined in. Eventually Sergei got what we all want: a goal scoring demonstration. (🎥: @nastyashubskaya )
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Sign Blake up, Mac. He can’t be any worse than what we’ve got out there on the blue line right now.
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