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Fatima Al Ali Drops the Puck, Takes a Selfie

On Thursday, Feb. 9, Al Ali watched warmups from the Capitals bench and participated in a ceremonial puck drop prior to the Capitals game versus the Detroit Red Wings.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals /

On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Capitals invited Fatima Al Ali to watch warmups from the Capitals bench and participate in a ceremonial puck drop prior to the Capitals game versus the Detroit Red Wings. Al Ali was with the Capitals for an entire week - attending a Wizards game, visiting the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, meeting Alex Ovechkin for the first time after watching the Capitals defeat the Carolina Hurricanes and getting out on the ice with the Capitals for a practice with the team. Of all the amazing moments from her week in Washington, D.C. - her selfie with Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Zetterberg might have topped them all.

Video: Fatima Al Ali's Hockey is for Everyone puck drop

Video: Fatima Al Ali discusses her ceremonial puck drop

From everyone with the Washington Capitals organization - we'd like to thank Fatima Al Ali for being such an amazing ambassador for our Hockey is for Everyone Month campaign. A huge thanks to Etihad Airways as well who made Fatima's trip to Washington, D.C. possible.

Fatima was mic'd up for her ceremonial puck drop:

Video: A behind-the-scenes look at Fatima's HIFE puck drop

Another angle of the ceremonial puck drop:

Video: DET@WSH: Fatima Al Ali drops ceremonial puck for HIFE

Fatima celebrates Nicklas Backstrom's empty net goal:

Video: DET@WSH: Backstrom seals win with empty-net goal

Fatima first meets Alex Ovechkin and the team after #CapsCanes:

Video: Fatima attends her first Caps game, meets Ovechkin

Fatima skates with the Capitals and shows off her skills:

Video: Fatima Al Ali skates with the Caps 2/8/17

More from her time at Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Video: All-access look at Fatima practicing with the Caps

Fatima at the Wizards vs. Cavaliers game:

Video: Fatima at the Wizards/Cavaliers game

Fatima's story:

Video: Caps surprise Fatima for Hockey is for Everyone Month

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