Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals, and the Stanley Cup will Appear at Nationals Park on Saturday

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The Stanley Cup is in Washington and fans will get their first glimpse at it on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park. The Nationals will continue their three-game series against the San Francisco Giants and Alex Ovechkin will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The game begins at 12:05 p.m. The entire Capitals team will also be present. 

This will mark the second time Ovechkin throws out the first pitch prior to a Nats game. Back on September 27, 2006 at RFK Stadium, Ovechkin took batting practice with eight of his teammates and threw out the first pitch before the Nats took on the Phillies.

Nationals manager Davey Martinez, who’s been an ardent supporter of the Capitals, has also invited the team to take part in batting practice.

Here’s a look back to 2006 on how the Capitals fared in batting practice.

Ovechkin also threw out the first pitch at a Baltimore Orioles game on September 9, 2011 to promote the Baltimore Hockey Classic.

FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
The 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals will be recognized at the Washington Nationals game versus the San Francisco Giants tomorrow at 12:05 p.m.  Owner Ted Leonsis, all players and the entire coaching staff will be in attendance. The team will be introduced tomorrow prior to the game. Capitals captain and Conn Smythe-winner Alex Ovechkin will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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