Alex Ovechkin calls out judges after Kirill Kaprizov finishes last in Breakaway Challenge: ‘I don’t know why he don’t get too many points’
The NHL’s Breakaway Challenge in the All-Star Skills Competition was fantastic… except for the judging. The nonsensical scores arguably denied the league an even bigger viral moment when Trevor Zegras scored blindfolded while doing a tribute to the cult classic movie Dodgeball and finished in THIRD PLACE. It was like Vince Carter losing the 2000 Dunk Contest.
Hometown boy Alex Pietrangelo won the event despite a meh attempt after actor and Blues fan Jon Hamm stuffed the ballot and gave the Vegas Golden Knights defenseman a score of 19; each judge was only allowed to give each player a score between 1 and 10. The Mad Men star was a judge along with Las Vegas ventriloquist Terry Fator, Hockey Hall of Famers Mark Messier and Paul Coffey, Darren Waller from the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, and NHL Youth Advisory Board member Dayton O’Donoghue.
Tuesday, Alex Ovechkin officially called them out.