Alex Ovechkin got bored while he was a healthy scratch so he walked around giving Caps fans high fives during intermission.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has earned himself a day off. A day after scoring his 50th goal of the season, becoming the first NHL player ever to record three consecutive 50 goal seasons twice, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz wanted to keep his star healthy for the playoffs. So for the second time this season, Ovechkin was listed as a healthy scratch. The Capitals captain understandably got a bit bored hanging out in the press box in a suit, so he decided to go for a stroll around the concourse giving high fives to Caps fans during the first intermission.
Ovechkin is not familiar with being a healthy scratch, so it’s very understandable that he was bored out of his mind. That said, his blue suit needs to be forgotten. It’s atrocious. To be fair, Alex Ovechkin has worn far worse.
The Capitals captain has had another season to remember. He will finish the regular season with 50 goals, 21 assists, 71 points, and 398 shots on goal, his highest total since the 2008-2009 season when he had 528 shots on goal. Ovechkin will look to win his first Stanley Cup.
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