Alex Ovechkin Makes the Prince of Wales Trophy His Table Centerpiece

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After a decisive Game 7 victory in the Eastern Conference Final, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin accepted the Prince of Wales Trophy (awarded to the Eastern Conference champions) and subsequently carried it onto the team plane to take home to Washington. Not only did he take it to Washington, he took it to his house, where it is now displayed as his table centerpiece.

In a social media post shared by his wife Nastya Shubskaya, the Prince of Wales Trophy is proudly displayed on Ovechkin’s kitchen/dining room table.

The Capitals secured the Eastern Conference Championship after downing the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0, with Ovechkin (who has waited 13 seasons for a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals) fittingly scoring the game-winning goal 1:02 into the game. Ovechkin finished the game having scored the aforementioned one goal, delivering four hits, recording one blocked shot, and a plus-1 rating in 17:38 of ice time.

Ovechkin has scored 12 goals and added 10 assists in 19 playoff games played thus far in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He leads the Capitals in goals and is second only to countryman Evgeny Kuznetsov in scoring. Ovechkin is two and three goals shy of tying and surpassing John Druce for the franchise record in goals scored in a single playoff season (Druce scored 14 in 1990).

The Capitals play their first Stanley Cup Final game in 20 years on Monday against the Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first and only Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography and reading in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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One Response to Alex Ovechkin Makes the Prince of Wales Trophy His Table Centerpiece

  1. Pingback: Capitals Players Get Loud Ovations Taking the Ice Saturday Morning for First Stanley Cup Finals Practice in 20 Years | NoVa Caps

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