In case you missed it, Alex Ovechkin scored 4 goals last night to lead the Washington Capitals to a 6-5 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ovechkin is known for having very passionate and at times hilarious celebrations for his goals. Last night, after scoring his 4th goal of the night to tie the game at 5, he celebrated like a mad man.
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So… he skates aimlessly for a few seconds to think about what to do, jumps like he’s trying to headbutt the Verizon Center jumbotron, slides a la Mario Lemieux, and then of course gives his good buddy John Carlson a bro hug. On a scale of 1 to 10, this is at least an 8, probably a 9. For most players, this would be a ten. Definitely one of his best celebrations ever. This is why it’s so much fun to root for Ovechkin- he loves the game and he has the time of his life playing it. You can tell there is nothing else in the world he’d rather be doing. Here’s to many more epic celebrations Ovechkin!