Capitals honor Alex Ovechkin with precious pregame ceremony after becoming third greatest goal-scorer in NHL history
The Washington Capitals honored Alex Ovechkin ahead of its final home game of the season against the New York Islanders. The ceremony was to salute Ovi for passing Jaromir Jagr for third place on the NHL’s all-time goals list. Ovi scored his 767th career goal on March 15 against the Islanders.
Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis joined Ovechkin on the ice in a snazzy red, white, and blue jacket as the team played a precious retrospective video that included shoutouts from NHL greats, Ovi’s parents, and the Ovechkin family. Afterward, Ovi was presented a painting that was nearly destroyed before the ceremony even began.
Ovechkin did not play in the actual game due to an upper-body injury.