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    Jun 7, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in game five of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena

    Ovechkin Sleeps With Stanley Cup and Becomes Meme (PHOTOS)

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    His photos, recently published online, have sparked lots of joking remarks from social media users.

    Washington Capitals team captain Alexander Ovechkin has posted pictures on Instagram where he is lying in bed, embracing the long-awaited Stanley Cup.

    The pictures went viral, sparking numerous comments from Internet users who jokingly noted that the athlete grasps his trophy even while he sleeps.

     

    Historical photo: Alexander Ovechkin with the most precious thing in his life…

    Also on this photo: Ovechkin's pregnant wife

    It seems that Ovechkin will never part with the Cup

    So, guys, make a new cup. Because he will never let go of this one

    The Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup trophy in the history of the club's franchise with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday in Las Vegas.

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