There was a lot of hype coming into the Capitals and Rangers’ opening night game on Wednesday. But the chatter focused more on score-settling and fisticuffs than goal-scoring and winning.
That hockey violence never developed in the game. Instead, the play on the ice was downright cordial as shown in a TNT mic’d up video featuring Alex Ovechkin.
In one of the opening clips, Ovechkin is seen at the face-off circle with Ryan Reaves, the man who we all thought was brought in to create havoc and fight Tom Wilson. Their exchange was so friendly.
Alex Ovechkin: What’s up [expletive] BIG boy?
Ryan Reaves: How you doing?
Alex Ovechkin: Good brother, you?
Ryan Reaves: Good. Have a good summer?
Alex Ovechkin: Oh yeah. You?
Ryan Reaves: Yeah. Not bad.
Ovechkin also makes a lot of Loud Noises. COME ONNNNNNNNNAHHHHHH! YAHHHHH! WAOHHHHHHHHhhhhhhh
Then there’s the mic’d video that was presented later in the night. It shows Ovechkin after scoring his 732nd career goal. The tally came shorthanded. The Capitals captain tells a coach or trainer behind him, “I told you!”
Ovechkin either predicted he’d score two goals pregame or saw something in the Rangers’ penalty kill that could lead to a goal.
Not only is Ovi one of the most electrifying players in the NHL, but he’s also one of the most entertaining.
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