Ovechkin and Backstrom Shoot Hoops

Ovechkin BackstromNicklas Backstrom scored the game winning goal 31 seconds into overtime, his third of the game completing the hat-trick and a 4-point night. Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and had 3 assists, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens in game 2 of their playoff series. So what do two of the best players in the league do after a thrilling come from behind victory? How about shoot hoops on the Washington Wizards practice court?

While Coach Bruce Boudreau was giving his press conference at the podium (which was setup in the Wizards practice court) he was interrupted by the sound of a bouncing basketball coming from behind the drapes. The interruption caused him to quip, “Are the Wizards still playing?” Once he was informed it was his young star players, he continued with his presser and didn’t think much of it. We were able to catch video of the shoot-around, and I think you’ll agree these two should stick to hockey :

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Photo via Michael Hoffman - Washington Capitals Examiner

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.
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