Alex Ovechkin’s Son Sergei Helps Capital One Arena Crowd Honor His Father’s 800th Career Goal

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After a brief return to the road, on which Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin scored his 800th career goal to complete a hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks on December 13, Capitals faithful finally got their chance to honor their beloved captain’s historic accomplishment, with help from a special guest.

Early in the first period of the Caps’ Thursday night game against the Dallas Stars, the Capital One Arena crowd gave The Great Eight a standing ovation as the countdown banner installed among the seats was turned to 800 by mascat Slapshot and Ovechkin’s oldest son Sergei (aka Ovi Jr), with Alex’s wife Nastya watching close by.

The arena, unsurprisingly, showered their captain with a standing ovation.

Ovechkin is one goal shy of tying Gordie Howe for second all-time in Goals Scored, and two shy of taking sole possession of second, with only Wayne Gretzky’s 894 goals left to skate down.

 

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. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin’s Son Sergei Helps Capital One Arena Crowd Honor His Father’s 800th Career Goal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sergei is living the dream!

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