The NHL may have to pry the Stanley Cup from Alex Ovechkin’s cold, dead, vodka-soaked hands.
Suffice it to say, the party won’t be stopping for a quite a while after Ovi and his Capitals’ teammates brought Washington its first ever Stanley Cup, and the team’s playoff MVP is continuing to prove his value as a captain — albeit in a different capacity — in the days following the historic triumph.
Ovechkin has been leading the boys’ bender brigade through the streets, clubs, casinos and public fountains of Las Vegas and D.C. for the past, oh, 55 hours or so — and, as he’s done so many times for the Capitals over the past 13 seasons, Ovi has stolen the spotlight and stepped up when he’s needed most.
The big, thirsty Russian has shown his veteran party prowess and delivered a riveting performance over the first few days of mayhem, and his new buddy Stanley has been at his side every step of the way.
As the first major professional team to ever seal a title in Vegas, the Capitals kicked the party off right as they headed straight to The Strip for their first night as champions, invading various nightclubs and establishments with Ovi and the Cup, of course, front and centre.
Only fitting that Ovi and Stanley would begin their victory tour by visiting an old friend and joining a fellow superstar on stage at one of Vegas’ most iconic clubs for a quick set.
Not only did I get to see Tiesto perform tonight, but I saw Alexander Ovechkin bring out the Stanley Cup! Vegas is litty pic.twitter.com/OPYriDzmqg
— lasagna (@lasagnaliana) June 8, 2018
— Mitchell Tischler (@Mitch_Tischler) June 8, 2018
Ovechkin and his large silver buddy then made a stop at the MGM Grand at around 4am, Vegas time, to spread the word of their budding relationship.
— dckerNBC4 (@dckerNBC4) June 8, 2018
Just John Carlson carrying the Stanley Cup through the lobby of the MGM at 4:25 a.m. with Matt Niskanen playing bodyguard. pic.twitter.com/RBLshFLr4X
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) June 8, 2018
Once the liquor settled and the fellas collected their marbles, packed their bags and hit the plane back to D.C., Ovi and Stanley continued to bond at 30,000 feet.
After hours of partying, Ovechkin finally passed out, with the Cup of course pic.twitter.com/HIq0nCviXR
— NHL Chirps (@ryanchirpz) June 8, 2018
After a couple days of drinking and a few hours in the sky, the boys — almost unfathomably — set their sights on Nationals Park where Ovechkin let everybody know that he and Stanley are officially an item after the pair tossed out the first pitch.
Best part of Ovi throwing out 1st pitch at Nats was he requested another after 1st sailed over Scherzer’s head. 2nd attempt (below) was much better. “What I did like was he wanted another throw. That was a little symbolic,” Trotz said of Ovi taking advantage of another chance. pic.twitter.com/dBUrSihtta
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️ (@TarikNBCS) June 9, 2018
Alex Ovechkin is just holding the Stanley Cup up in the middle of the inning. They won’t put him on the Jumbotron because the ball is still in play lmfao #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/XRRuUUWrOP
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) June 9, 2018
The Nats game ended 20 minutes ago and the Caps are still in their suite with the Stanley Cup. The fans are in awe. pic.twitter.com/EvjGuR1WKa
— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) June 9, 2018
After their excursion to the ballpark, it was time for Ovechkin, Stanley and the rest of the crew to hit up the City of Washington for a couple keg stands, a few rooftop parties, and even a quick swim in a public fountain, for good measure.
Oh my god Alex Ovechkin was doing keg stands out of the Stanley Cup in the middle of Georgetown after throwing out the first pitch at a Nationals game and then ended up swimming half-naked in a fountain and I never thought i’d say this but this was all worth the 44-year wait pic.twitter.com/WZ5Bfh2aEM
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 10, 2018
— Perry Mattern (@pmattern7) June 9, 2018
And when the first couple of legs of the season-ending bender were complete, there was only one suitable partner for Ovi to hop into bed with.
Ovi is out here living his best life.
: aleksandrovechkinofficial | IG pic.twitter.com/Y6INk7ffKk
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 10, 2018
Alex Ovechkin slept with the cup last night pic.twitter.com/2GoeetnHiD
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 10, 2018
Alex Ovechkin's dog is so mad the Stanley Cup took its spot in bed. pic.twitter.com/ME65413NAs
— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) June 10, 2018
No word on whether the rest of the Caps’ roster will get their traditional day with the Stanley Cup this summer, or if Ovechkin will be tagging along for the ride. At this point, you’ll need to murder the man in order to separate him for his long-awaited hardware.
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