By: Jeff Riger
If you’re Alex Ovechkin, you couldn’t have drawn it up any better.
Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are in town to play the Wings and it just so happens to be on the same night that former Detroit superstar Sergei Fedorov will be honored before the game.
Fedorov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night and is making his rounds throughout the hockey world. He was in Toronto on Friday night to see the Wings beat the Leafs in overtime and tonight he’ll get the red carpet treatment as fans will have another chance to cheer a player that helped bring three Stanley Cup’s to Detroit. Now there might be people who boo, considering Sergei decided to leave all those years ago, but this doesn’t seem to be the time or place, he got enough of that when he came back to town as a Duck, Capital and Blue Jacket.
Both Ovechkin and Fedorov have 483 career goals and there is no doubt that Oveckin wants to have Fedorov be there to see him break it. “If it happens he’s not going to be happy for one second,” Ovechkin said.
It took Sergei 1,248 games… it only took Alex 772. So Ovechkin might be right with his assessment that Sergei won’t be happy to see his record broken tonight.
Check out the video to see Ovechkin’s complete thoughts about his old teammate.