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Articles tagged: Alex Ovechkin

Sidney Crosby thinks Alex Ovechkin should have gotten instigator penalty

Sidney Crosby

One of the best rivalries in the modern NHL came together on Wednesday night as the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins squared off, pitting Sidney Crosby against Alex Ovechkin. And it didn’t take long for a beef to develop between the two top players.

Tom Wilson and Jamie Oleksiak dropped gloves in the first minute of the game. Ovechkin started talking with a Penguins player, so Crosby told Ovi to go fight the player. In response, Ovechkin told Crosby “why don’t you fight me?”

The two did not fight, though Ovechkin threw down with Kris Letang not long thereafter.

After the game, Crosby said Ovechkin should have received an instigator penalty for yelling at him.

Crosby’s Penguins got the best end of things with a 2-1 victory. Crosby scored and assisted while Ovechkin did not contribute any points in the loss.

Alex Ovechkin cracks funny joke about taking Stanley Cup to Moscow

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Alex Ovechkin is in Russia, and he took the Stanley Cup with him.

Ovi headed to Moscow to spend some time with his family and take in the World Cup atmosphere while in his home country. Bringing the Stanley Cup with him allowed fans the opportunity to enjoy the cherished trophy. But one overlooked aspect of carrying the Cup around is that it’s tiring. However, Ovi had a solution for that: some beer.

Here’s what Ovechkin told The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan:

Ovi had 27 points in 24 games as his Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Now that he’s achieved the greatest goal as a player, he has earned the right to celebrate as hard as he wants. And he has made it clear how pro-beer he is for everyone.

Watch: Caps stars drop F-bombs during team parade

The Washington Capitals’ victory lap continues to be one for the ages.

After winning their first Stanley Cup in franchise history last week, the Caps held their championship parade on Tuesday. The celebration had a few memorable moments, not the least of which was when star center Evgeny Kuznetsov got up to the mic and dropped a couple of expletives.

After thanking family and fans, Kuznetsov concluded his remarks by saying, “Let’s f— this s—.” Here is the video, but obviously beware of foul language.

Not to be outdone, Conn Smythe Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin followed up Kuznetsov’s speech by getting in front of the crowd and dropping some heat of his own. Take a look (but once again, obviously be wary of the bad language):

The Caps have certainly been having the time of their lives since winning the Cup, and their parade antics probably weren’t even the craziest moment yet.

Alex Ovechkin went to bed with the Stanley Cup

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Alexander Ovechkin came up short for many years before finally winning his first championship, and there’s no telling when the Washington Capitals star will let the Stanley Cup out of his sight.

Ovechkin and his teammates had themselves quite a day with the Cup on Saturday, as they brought it to Nationals Park and took part in the ceremonial first pitch. After a long day of partying and doing keg stands out of Lord Stanley’s Cup, Ovechkin went to bed with the trophy.

From the look of it, Ovechkin chose to snuggle with the cup over his beautiful wife Nastya. Hopefully he made room for her after snapping the photo, but we wouldn’t bet on it.

The only thing we can really criticize Ovechkin for these days is tossing out one of the worst first pitches you will ever see, but he even found a way to make that right. It’s a great time to be Ovi.

Alex Ovechkin brings Stanley Cup to Nationals game, has a blast

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Alex Ovechkin does not appear to have stopped partying since the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup on Thursday night.

Ovechkin and his Capitals teammates came to the Washington Nationals game on Saturday with the Cup in tow, and nobody seemed to be having a better time than the captain.

First, the Capitals and Nationals took a group picture together with the Cup.

Ovechkin was tasked with throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, but his first attempt went a bit awry, so he demanded a do-over.

Perhaps the best part? Ovechkin, who clearly cannot get enough of the trophy, kept raising it above his head, even during the game while action was taking place.

Ovechkin has waited a long time for this and it has showed in his reactions. Live it up, Ovi.

Alex Ovechkin to throw out first pitch before Nationals game

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Alex Ovechkin will throw out the first pitch prior to the Washington Nationals’ game on Saturday.

The Washington Capitals captured their first ever Stanley Cup on Thursday. With that comes the spoils of being a champion. Prior to Saturday’s game between the Nationals and San Francisco Giants, Ovechkin, the Capitals’ captain, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Ovechkin will be accompanied by his Cup-winning teammates.

The next stop for Ovechkin and the Capitals will be a championship parade on Tuesday that was promised by owner Ted Leonsis to be impressive.

Alex Ovechkin, Barry Trotz predicted Stanley Cup win despite 0-2 playoff deficit

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The Washington Capitals found themselves in an all too familiar situation just two games into the postseason this year, but their coach insists they never once let doubt creep in.

The Capitals, who had reached the playoffs in 10 of the last 11 years, kicked off their 2018 Stanley Cup run by losing consecutive overtime home games to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Many felt their season was over right then, but head coach Barry Trotz says he and Alex Ovechkin predicted a championship after they fell down 0-2.

Washington had never won a championship in franchise history, and their Stanley Cup title is the first championship for a major DC sports team since 1992. Their fans had been expecting Ovechkin to deliver a Stanley Cup for years, and he finally came through by winning four straight games against the Las Vegas Golden Knights after yet another 0-1 start to a series.

You could tell by Ovechkin’s inappropriate but awesome reaction to Thursday’s win that this was a long time coming. Lesser teams would have never been able to fight back after losing two home games in heartbreaking fashion to begin the playoffs.