Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby will be guests on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday.
Advice: Ovechkin likely has not spent a night without the Cup since the Capitals won it on Thursday and will be in New York Monday with his teammate Holtby to display it on the NBC show. Ovechkin should be quite animated and it looks like it will be a fun time for all.
Holding a press conference for the first time since winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals appeared overly tired and dehydrated from their celebrations.
Advice: Both John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom poked some fun at captain Alex Ovechkin by pointing out how 'out of it' he looked. Carlson also noted that the team hasn't gotten much sleep in the last 36 hours, maybe a 'couple of naps' here and there. It's a well-deserved party for the Stanley Cup Champions who must be elated to finally get the monkey off their back. The much-anticipated parade down Constitution Avenue will take place on Tuesday.
The Washington Capitals continued their Stanley Cup celebrations Saturday afternoon at the Washington Nationals game with captain Alex Ovechkin throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
Advice: Ovechkin needed a mulligan on the pitch after sailing the first one way over Max Scherzer's head but did much better on his second attempt, getting it into Scherzer's glove. Ovechkin and his teammates then made their way from the field to the booth where they did interviews between chugging beers and singing 'We are the Champions.' Their boozed-fill celebrations show no signs of slowing down and will likely continue well into Tuesday's championship parade. A clip of the ceremonial first pitch can be seen by clicking on the link below.
Alex Ovechkin joined an elite group with his Conn Smythe Trophy victory.
Advice: Ovechkin added that prestigious accomplishment to a collection that also includes three Hart Trophy wins. The only other players that have ever won the Hart at least three times and the Conn Smythe Trophy at least once are Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, and Wayne Gretzky. That's special company to be a part of.
With the 2018 playoffs in the books, Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in terms of playoff goals per game since the start of the salary cap era (min. 40 postseason games).
Advice: Ovechkin's 61 goals in 121 postseason games is roughly 0.50 goals per game while Nikita Kucherov is in second place with 29 goals in 62 games (0.47). Ovechkin also became just the second player in the salary cap era to score 15 goals in a single postseason run. The other player to do so is, unsurprisingly, Sidney Crosby.