Capitals fans get shock of a lifetime running into Alex Ovechkin at Nike Store
Callie W., along with her Jaymie and Ryan, were at Monday’s Capitals-Detroit Red Wings game at Capital One Arena, hoping they’d witness history. A week earlier, Ovechkin had scored a hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks, giving him 800 goals in his career.
That night, the Capitals captain was attempting to tie and pass Gordie Howe (801) for second overall on the NHL’s goals list with two of Gordie’s children at the game, Mark and Marty.
While Callie, Jaymie, and Ryan didn’t get a chance to see that — Ovechkin went goalless on the night — they got the shock of a lifetime while shopping in Georgetown the very next day. They randomly ran into Ovechkin while they were shopping.