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Capitals celebrate Alex Ovechkin with Snapchat filter

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

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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 ))) https://t.co/qxUo1o3rOc

Even Capitals owner Ted Leonsis got in on the fun.

Tweet from @TedLeonsis: Hahaha pic.twitter.com/o33IOx6A1u

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 pic.twitter.com/DapIN0K30Z

Tweet from @Hanzz_Webz: the legend #Ovech1Kin #RockTheRed @Capitals �������� pic.twitter.com/yAG4mJxayK

Tweet from @shelbywaskul6: #Ovech1Kin dayyy����� pic.twitter.com/IFs5usOflg

Tweet from @reneesydney12: This is too funny #Ovech1Kin #CapsKings pic.twitter.com/tcMacJMh8B

Tweet from @ride_va: #Ovech1Kin #RocktheRed @Capitals pic.twitter.com/uPnaWSO5a2

Tweet from @MiwMxlly: #ovech1kin pic.twitter.com/2ZU77etc9r

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