The Washington Capitals lost to the Arizona Coyotes 3-2, but there was one moment full of win.
The Capitals were ready and prepared for the accomplishment, firing off a tribute video in the second period during the next TV timeout.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 6, 2022
It started with Alex Ovechkin’s introductory press conference in the NHL.
“I have a dream to play in NHL,” Ovechkin said then. “It’s good city, good people. I’m looking forward to meet my fans. I try to play good.”
Boy, has he. Ovechkin now sits 14 goals away from 800 and 107 tallies away from Wayne Gretzky’s all-time record.
After the video played, Capital One Arena gave Ovi a massive standing ovation. On TV, Ovechkin appeared emotional as he waved back to the crowd.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) November 6, 2022
One of the fans in attendance, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, took a photo of the moment from his suite. He is arguably the reason why this moment happened, hitching the Capitals’ wagon to Ovechkin, giving him long-term congrats, and building a winning franchise around him.
“Most goals ever with the same team,” Leonsis said. “How blessed are we? Thank you Alex.”
— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) November 6, 2022
Nastya Ovechkina took a video from her seats. She brought the couple’s two sons, Sergei and Ilya, to the game.
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