Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin is finally going to play in the Stanley Cup Finals, and he was in a whirlwind of emotions over it.
Ovie has dealt with so much pressure and criticism over the years, often compared to Sidney Crosby, who’s won multiple Cups.
But now, nearing the end of his prime, it’s Ovie’s turn to play for all the marbles.
In looking at Ovechkin’s body language following the team’s 4-0 win in Game 7, it’s clear that he felt like a weight was lifted off his shoulders. In fact, he was so excited during the postgame press conference that followed the game, that it was difficult for him to coherently deliver answers to questions from reporters.
Ovie was asked how he felt after the big win during the postgame press conference, and he got a bit tongue-tied, so he suggested goaltender Braden Holtby speak for him instead, in a funny exchange.
What a moment for Ovechkin and his teammates, and we’re so happy for him. He deserves it.