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Alex Ovechkin — captain, husband, expectant father — reaches hockey's summit

Alex Ovechkin — captain, husband, expectant father — reaches hockey's summit

On the night Alex Ovechkin cemented his legacy, he abandoned the long-sought trophy in a search for something more important. He was frustrated and impatient, standing at the edge of the T-Mobile Arena ice sheet and wanting to know one thing.

"Where is my family?" He asked for a third time. "Where is my wife?"

By this point, Ovechkin had turned to his teammates, pumped his fists and screamed before lifting the Stanley Cup for a first time, finally a champion along with one of the greatest players of all time. He had barely let that hulking silver chalice out of his sight, graciously passing it along to Capitals owner Ted Leonsis while keeping his hand...

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