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Ovechkin surprised with balloons by wife, son on 34th birthday

Capitals captain received special delivery after practice

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Tuesday was Alex Ovechkin's birthday, which means he had a special guest at practice.

Ovechkin's wife Nastya and their son Sergei surprised the Washington Capitals captain with a visit and balloons for his 34th birthday.

Instagram from @capitals: Visiting your dad and his friends at work on his birthday = best day ever!

Clad in a jersey with "Ovi Jr." and his dad's signature No. 8, Sergei spent practice with his mom before going rinkside for his big reveal. After practice, Ovechkin picked up Ovi Jr. for a celebratory snuggle.

It basically was cuteness overload.

Ovechkin may have been in a celebratory mood, but he'll be more serious Wednesday when he makes his preseason debut against the St. Louis Blues.

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