A Man of the People: Alex Ovechkin Indulges Rangers Fans From Press Box

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While Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was not on the ice for the team’s tilt against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, The Great Eight still put on a show for the fans in attendance, having some fun while watching from the press box.

In one video, a chorus of “Ovi sucks” chants can be heard emanating from the fans seated near the press box. Always the entertainer, Ovechkin responded by pretending as though he didn’t understand, then conducted the fans, who ate the antics up in good humor.

In another, Ovi can be seen turning to indulge fans on the opposite side of the box, with Nicklas Backstrom filming his running mate’s response with his phone, and defenseman Matt Irwin also having a laugh.

Ovechkin is missing his third consecutive game with a day-to-day upper-body injury suffered during the Caps’ game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. The Capitals are playing their final regular season game in New York before the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs next week.

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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6 Responses to A Man of the People: Alex Ovechkin Indulges Rangers Fans From Press Box

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Ovi could be mayor of NYC if he wanted it. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ovi is a world treasure.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Rangers fans could care less about the Rangers, would rather watch Ovi ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Dan says:

    Simply the best!! In a day abs age when so many struggle with anxiousness and being offended – Ovi embraces and enjoys. Refreshing!!!

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