Alex Ovechkin poses with fan before Canucks game
Alex Ovechkin, stuck on career goal number 766, will get his second chance to pass Jaromir Jagr against the Vancouver Canucks and former head coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday.
Hours before puck drop, some talk centered on how Ovechkin would be received by Canucks fans as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues. Ovechkin was booed by a slice of fans in Calgary and Edmonton earlier in the week, but the response was more muted than some believed it would be.
Pregame, as the Capitals made their way to the bus, Ovechkin was asked to take a picture with Canucks fan Tyler outside the team’s hotel. Ovechkin obliged, giving off the Blue Steel pose in the pic.