But that’s what happened when a WUSA9 camera crew found themselves face-to-face with Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin at a local gas station.
Apparently, the Capitals star, who has 14 assists for the season, isn’t just a great teammate; he’s also a great neighbor. On what was an unplanned day off, Ovechkin plans to lend a helping hand to those living around him. (Does that count as assist number 15?)
While the blizzard has caused quite a stir in the Mid-Atlantic region, it’s no big deal for Ovechkin.
“We’re from Russia, so we always have that kind of stuff,” he told WUSA9’s Ellison Barber.