Alex Ovechkin Scores In First Game Following the Passing of Capitals Super-fan Alex Luey, Climbs Up Record Books


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In each game that Capitals superfan Alex Luey, who passed away yesterday morning following a three-year battle with cancer, attended in Toronto, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored a goal, including his famous hat trick in the first game in Toronto. One day following Alex Luey’s death, Ovechkin scored a goal in the Caps’ 7-3 clunker against the Boston Bruins.

In a game in which the Caps were heavily outplayed by the Bruins in Beantown, Ovechkin scored the Capitals’ first goal of the game at the 14:35 mark of the second period, inching the team closer to the Bruins’ dominant 5-0 lead.

The goal was assisted by Tom Wilson and John Carlson and was Ovechkin’s 681st of his Hall of Fame career, putting him within four of passing Teemu Selanne for 11th all-time, and his 23rd of the season. The goal also gave him sole possession of sixth-most road tallies in NHL history, passing Marcel Dionne.

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 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, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin Scores In First Game Following the Passing of Capitals Super-fan Alex Luey, Climbs Up Record Books

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    26 Wins 7 Losses 5 OTs is pretty good for the almost half-way point. It’s a tribute to GMBM’s excellent offseason acquisitions. Not perfect, but very good.

    Caps get a big chunk of coal in their Christmas Stockings for taking a lazy, stupid minor penalty every 7.5 minutes over the past three games. And three genuine clunker-games in the past eight.

    Unacceptable, Coach Reirden! Unacceptable, Team Captain! Fix it.

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