The NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday night was full of incredible moments, but none were more wholesome than the one involving Alex Ovechkin and his four-year-old son, Sergei. The Breakaway Challenge pitted Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby against each other, but in the end, it was Ovi Jr. who stole the show.
Alex Ovechkin and Sergei took to the ice and executed a 3-on-0 with the help of an assist from Crosby, earning a perfect score of 40 from the judges. The father and son have been spending plenty of time together on the ice this season, working on Sergei’s skating. Ovechkin has even admitted to ESPN’s P.K. Subban that his son has a preference for shooting from the left side, despite the fact that he is a right-handed shooter.
Ovechkin also participated in the Hardest Shot challenge, which he won in 2018. He hit the post on his first attempt before registering a shot at 95.1 mph, good for fifth among the six participants. Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson won the competition with a 103.2 mph strike.
The NHL All-Star Skills Competition was a night to remember for the Ovechkins. It was a heartwarming moment for all hockey fans, and a reminder of the importance of family. Alex and Sergei Ovechkin’s performance was truly a moment to cherish.