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Ovechkin, Holtby get Jimmy Fallon to drink out of Stanley Cup

Washington Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby made an appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Monday. Things got off to a relatively normal start, as Fallon asked Ovechkin about being on the cover of Sports Illustrated and about partying with the fans in Washington. He also talked to Holtby about his musical background and the difficulties that come with stopping pucks for a living. But things got interesting in a hurry.

After Fallon introduced jockey Mike Smith to the audience, he, Smith, Ovechkin and Holtby got their straws out and starting drinking out of the Stanley Cup in orderly fashion. After a few seconds, the guys realized that it would take too long to finish off their drink, so they all decided that Holtby and Ovechkin should lift Fallon so that his face would be smack inside the top bowl of the Stanley Cup.

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This has been quite a ride for the Caps and their fans. Ovechkin and the rest of the guys are showing just how much fun it is to win the Stanley Cup after years of falling short. Expect there to be a lot more video of the players and fans enjoying themselves with the championship parade less than an hour away.

You can watch the full appearance on Fallon by clicking the video at the top of the page.


Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.