Russian hockey player went to this for more than ten years. He is recognized as the most valuable player in the playoffs.
June 8 in the US hosted the fifth match of the final series of the National Hockey League (NHL), in which the “Washington Capitals” beat “Vegas Golden Knights”. This victory made the club from Washington the champion of the league, and the captain of the team Alexander Ovechkin became the owner of the “Stanley Cup” for the first time in his career.
Ovechkin began to play in the NHL since 2005, but only in 2018 he was able to reach the final. After the match, sports media recorded all the emotions of the Russian hockey player.
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) June 8, 2018
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 8, 2018
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 8, 2018
Ovechkin also received a prize for the most valuable player in the final series. In addition to him, other Russian athletes were in the “Washington” – Dmitry Orlov and Yevgeny Kuznetsov – the latter became the best scorer of the tournament.