Sport NHL star Ovechkin brings Stanley Cup to native Moscow

17:51  07 july  2018
17:51  07 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin brought the Stanley Cup trophy to the soccer World Cup fan zone in Moscow on Saturday as thousands cheered for the first National Hockey League ( NHL ) captain from Russia to win the title.

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 7, 2018: HC Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin (R) brings the Stanley Cup to the FIFA Fan Fest site on Moscow's Vorobyovy Gory [Sparrow Hills] during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In 2017/18 NHL Season Ovechkin has led the club to win their first Stanley Cup in history. Artyom Geodakyan/TASS (Photo by Artyom Geodakyan\TASS via Getty Images)© (Photo by Artyom Geodakyan\TASS via Getty Images) MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 7, 2018: HC Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin (R) brings the Stanley Cup to the FIFA Fan Fest site on Moscow's Vorobyovy Gory [Sparrow Hills] during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In 2017/18 NHL Season Ovechkin has led the club to win their first Stanley Cup in history. Artyom Geodakyan/TASS (Photo by Artyom Geodakyan\TASS via Getty Images)

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin brought the Stanley Cup trophy to the soccer World Cup fan zone in Moscow on Saturday as thousands cheered for the first National Hockey League (NHL) captain from Russia to win the title.

Ovechkin brings Stanley Cup to World Cup

  Ovechkin brings Stanley Cup to World Cup Alex Ovechkin is bringing the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. Fresh off winning the NHL title, the Washington Capitals forward is taking the trophy to Moscow on Saturday, where it will be exhibited at a "fan fest" public viewing site ahead of Russia's quarterfinal game against Croatia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) 3/3 SLIDES © Maxim Grigoryev\TASS via Getty Images MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA JUNE 24, 2018: HC Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin welcomed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. In 2017/18 NHL Season Ovechkin has led the club to win their first Stanley Cup in history.

MOSCOW -- When Alex Ovechkin was asked last month about what he planned to do with the Stanley Cup when he brings it to his native Moscow , the Washington Capitals NHL Heritage Classic name and logo, NHL Stadium Series name and logo, NHL All- Star logo, NHL Face-Off name and logo, NHL .

Russian hockey star and newly-crowned NHL champion Alexander Ovechkin has announced that the Stanley Cup trophy will be on display in Moscow on July 7, the same date when Russia play Croatia for a World Cup semi-final spot.

The long-time NHL player won his first Stanley Cup last month when his team beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5, ending years of humiliating losses and speculation that he could end his illustrious career without the title.

The 32-year-old, who was born in the Russian capital and began his hockey career at Dynamo Moscow, was named MVP of the playoffs and led wild street celebrations in Washington D.C. when the Capitals won the trophy.

On Saturday in Moscow Ovechkin, one of Russia's most popular athletes, posed alongside fans who stood in line to get a glimpse of the famous Stanley Cup.

The Capitals' Stanley Cup is one of two major successes in Russian ice hockey this year. The men's national team, composed of players based outside the NHL, won gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February.

The team, who were officially known in Pyeongchang as Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) after the country was banned for a doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Games, beat Germany 4-3 in overtime.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Clare Lovell)

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