Between Cup stands and caviar, Alex Ovechkin found a quiet moment of reflection in his family’s former apartment Sunday morning, sprawled out on a twin bed in his childhood room. The Russian machine closed his eyes and put one arm around the Stanley Cup.
13 seasons after making his NHL debut, Ovechkin finally won his first championship as a member of the Washington Capitals. But that dream likely would not have been realized without his late brother.
A short time later, Ovechkin, along with his mother Tatyana and father Mikhail, made their way to a cemetery to share the championship trophy with Sergey Ovechkin.