In the 10 days since the Washington Capitals claimed their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history, captain Alex Ovechkin and his teammates have been on an never-ending party.
We’ve seen Ovechkin and his teammates literally take over the streets in Washington D.C. during their weekend long bender, sing “We are the Champions” on live TV during the Washington Nationals game and then pull a Stanley Cup keg stand with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon.
In other words… it’s been one Hell of a party.
Of course, there was also Ovi’s infamous speech delivered at the Washington Monument for the team’s Stanley Cup parade and rally:
For those hard of hearing, or unable to translate drunken Russian slurring, you did indeed hear Ovechkin shout out, “We’re not gonna be fucking suck this year! WE’RE THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! YEAH!” He followed that up with, “It’s yours boys and girls and babes! Let’s go!”
In the past few days though, the party has lost a little bit of steam and Ovechkin has officially shorn his playoff beard. On Friday, Ovechkin and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis brought the Cup to the people, showing appreciation for some people who sometimes forgotten in this fast paced society of ours.
Up first, Ovi, Leonsis and the Cup visited the Arlington Police Department to pay tribute to D.C.’s first responders. Check it out:
Up next, the Cup was en route to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to meet with patients in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department.
Finally, the last stop of the day was the Ft. Dupont Ice Arena in SE. The Cup was welcomed by members of the Ft. Dupon Cannons, including coach Neal Henderson, who got to raise the Cup with Ovi.
How awesome is that?! Again, after all the late night partying, it’s nice to see Ovi bring the Cup to the people who really matter. First responders like police officers, firefighters and paramedics don't get days to celebrate their own accomplishments and the same can be said for children battling terrible illnesses like leukaemia and cancer, so good on the Capitals for bringing a little bit of sunshine to their day.