Alex Ovechkin Has Been Emotional Trainwreck During Stanley Cup Final

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Alex Ovechkin is a seasoned, 32-year-old NHL veteran, but he’s acted like a kid in a candy store during the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.

And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that — unless you’re a Las Vegas Golden Knights fan, of course.

The Washington Capitals winger scored a goal and led his team to a 3-1 victory over the Knights on Saturday. More importantly, the Caps, who never have won a Cup, now hold a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

Game 3 also saw Ovechkin continue his wild, yet undeniably entertaining streak of being a total emotional rollercoaster during the playoffs. The future Hall of Famer always has worn his heart on his sleeve, but he’s taken things up a notch with his first Cup closer than ever.

First, let’s rewind and enjoy Ovechkin’s myriad of emotions from Game 2 in Vegas:

The guy is like a one-man emoji keyboard.

Now, take a look at Ovechkin’s goal and ensuing reaction from Saturday night:

Pure jubilation.

Except when he’s angry, of course.

Finally, here’s a look at Ovechkin after Evgeny Kuznetsov gave the Caps a 2-0 lead late in the second period:

Say what you want about Ovechkin, who for years has abandoned defense in favor of racking up gaudy scoring numbers, but it’s hard to not root for a guy who enjoys the game that much.

And whether he winds up winning the Cup or finishing just short, you can bet his reaction will be a story in and of itself.

Thumbnail photo via Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports Images

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