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Capitals celebrate Alex Ovechkin with Snapchat filter

Superstar forward's 1,000th career point spawns unique idea @NHL

Who needs the puppy filter?

You can be Alexander Ovechkin!

Well, you probably can't fire a slap shot past a professional goalie and you definitely can't score over 1,000 NHL points in under 900 career games but if you have Snapchat, you can be Ovechkin.

The Capitals had a special promotion to celebrate Ovi's 1,000th point and it included a filter that let you put on Ovechkin's captain sweater and wear his trademark smile, missing chiclets and all. That's Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom modeling the filter above.

(Directions on how to become Ovi here)

Fans went wild for the filter, sharing pics of themselves as the star forward.

Ovechkin endorsed the filter on Twitter.

Tweet from @ovi8: Hahaha )))

Even Capitals owner Ted Leonsis got in on the fun.

Tweet from @TedLeonsis: Hahaha

Here is a sampling of some fans who did the same:

Tweet from @TheWuWu: Congrats to @Capitals @ovi8 on 1,000 @NHL points! We are blessed to have him on our team. #ovech1kin #CapsKings #LetsGoCaps

Tweet from @Hanzz_Webz: the legend #Ovech1Kin #RockTheRed @Capitals ��������

Tweet from @shelbywaskul6: #Ovech1Kin dayyy�����

Tweet from @reneesydney12: This is too funny #Ovech1Kin #CapsKings

Tweet from @ride_va: #Ovech1Kin #RocktheRed @Capitals

Tweet from @MiwMxlly: #ovech1kin

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