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    In early 2020, Russian left-winger Alexander Ovechkin, captain of Washington Capitals, scored his 700th goal in the National Hockey League's (NHL) regular seasons, becoming the eighth player in history — and the only still active in the league — to reach this milestone.

    Washington Capitals' captain Alexander Ovechkin has scored yet another goal... however, this time it was not on the ice-hockey rink but in the hearts of hockey fans.

    A gif featuring the Russian left-winger has won the "Best GIF" nomination at the NHL Fan Choice Awards that is held annually.

    A funny moment with Ovechkin occurred in October 2019 during a warm-up before a regular season match with Toronto. A cameraman focused the camera on a child on the podium when the Russian player suddenly burst into the frame. 

    ​The gif got slightly more than 31 percent of fans' votes, outperforming a video with Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog and Anaheim goalkeeper Ryan Miller.

    hockey, gif, National Hockey League (NHL), Alexander Ovechkin, U.S
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