Mikhail Ovechkin cried after his son won the Stanley Cup
On June 7, the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 and captured the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. Caps captain Alex Ovechkin geeked out and hugged his pregnant wife Nastya on the ice postgame, but his mind drifted quickly to one of his biggest supporters who wasn’t able attend: his dad.
According to a Russian reporting, Ovechkin’s mother Tatyana said that Mikhail was not well enough to travel to the United States during the Capitals championship run. Ovechkin called Mikhail, who’s had health problems over the years, in Moscow immediately after the Caps’ Stanley Cup victory.