Alex Ovechkin and his Capitals teammates discovered Periscope — the free, live-streaming app acquired by Twitter in February — before Saturday’s 4-3 loss at Ottawa. Their lives will never be the same.
The 13-minute video from the Capitals’s morning skate, which was posted on the team’s Facebook page, opens with Brooks Laich saying hi to fans and Braden Holtby stretching. Then Ovechkin enters the picture.
“Live chat? What’s up guys?” Ovechkin says.”Weeee. Weeee. Is it a live chat, seriously? … What up, Caps fans? What’s going on?”
Ovechkin is fascinated by the app and asks if any Russian fans are tuning in. (Probably a few, he’s told.)
“What is this?” Michael Latta says after skating over to Ovechkin. “What’s that?” he asks after being told it’s Periscope. (Glad I’m not the only one.)
Twitter doesn’t have any immediate plans to make Periscope video embeddable, but through the magic of the antiquated app known as Vine, here’s a snippet of Ovechkin’s appearance.
Here’s the full video:
On Tuesday, Ovechkin periscoped while atop a double-decker bus in Chinatown. The Capitals captain became the second D.C. athlete honored with a “mobile monument” by the Ride of Fame. Joe Theismann was inducted last April.