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Spotlight: Alex Ovechkin

Summer of the Stanley Caps: Alex Ovechkin

Rocking the Red Square: Ovechkin takes the Cup home to Moscow

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Lord Stanley certainly got his money's worth.

Back in 1892 or 1893, Lord Stanley of Preston - the governor general of Canada at the time - spent 10 guineas, or half a pound sterling, to have a "challenge cup" made for the game of hockey. Stanley and his family had taken to the game during their time in Canada, and his purchase of less than fifty American dollars at the time likely made the smallest of ripples back then.

But as Bruce Springsteen sagely penned: "From small things mama, big things one day come."

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Summer with Stanley

Ovechkin has memorable weekend with Cup in Russia

NHL.com's Tom Gulitti reflects on two days with Capitals captain

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

MOSCOW -- Now I know what it's like to travel in the entourage of a rock star.

At least that's what it felt like following around Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin while he had the Stanley Cup in Moscow on Saturday and Sunday.

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Summer with Stanley

Ovechkin surprises tourists by taking Stanley Cup to Red Square

Capitals captain makes unannounced visit to iconic Moscow site

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

MOSCOW -- Alex Ovechkin gave stunned tourists in Red Square the surprise of their lives when the Washington Capitals captain walked in carrying the Stanley Cup on Sunday.

Unlike his first day with the Cup in Moscow on Saturday, Ovechkin spent most of Sunday out of the spotlight in private moments, including a visit to his childhood apartment. 

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Summer with Stanley

Ovechkin shares Stanley Cup with thousands in Moscow

Capitals captain takes photos with fans, has quiet moment with father, trophy

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

MOSCOW -- The biggest issue for Alex Ovechkin during the first of his two days with the Stanley Cup in Moscow was time.

The Washington Capitals captain wanted to give as many people in his hometown as possible the opportunity to see the Cup on Saturday. But even with the help of a police escort to navigate Moscow's notorious traffic, he felt like he was racing against the clock.

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Summer with Stanley

Ovechkin begins Cup party in Moscow

Capitals captain huge hit at World Cup Fan Fest, Dynamo Hockey School

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

MOSCOW -- When Alex Ovechkin was asked last month about what he planned to do with the Stanley Cup when he brings it to his native Moscow, the Washington Capitals captain lit up with excitement.

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Summer with Stanley

Ovechkin bringing Stanley Cup to World Cup

Capitals star to let fans take pictures with trophy at soccer tournament

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The Stanley Cup is going to the World Cup, thanks to Alex Ovechkin.

The Washington Capitals forward said on Instagram that he would bring the Stanley Cup to Moscow on Saturday for a public viewing before Russia plays Croatia in a World Cup quarterfinal game.

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Short Shifts

Malkin, Kovalchuk, Ovechkin, Radulov take in Russia's World Cup win

NHL foursome watches native country upset Spain

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These guys know about scoring goals.

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Ovechkin surprised Trotz no longer with Capitals

Coach resigned after helping Washington win Stanley Cup for first time, hired by Islanders

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- The last time Alex Ovechkin was here, he handed the Stanley Cup to coach Barry Trotz after the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 7.

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Short Shifts

Ovechkin, Backstrom dance with Stanley Cup in Bellagio fountains

Teammates celebrate Capitals captain's Richard Trophy in Vegas

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Carter finds Ovi and Backstrom

Lynda Carter locates Ovechkin and Backstrom in Vegas

Legendary 'Wonder Woman' actress Lynda Carter helps find Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, as their celebration continues at the NHL Awards

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Alex Ovechkin partied in a fountain again, but this time he had company.

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Rocket Richard Trophy

Ovechkin of Capitals wins Rocket Richard Trophy as top goal-scorer in NHL

Forward is second player to lead League for seventh time

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin captured his seventh career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the League's top goal-scorer, adding to the titles he won in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012 13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

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