In D.C., complaining about the Metro closing before playoff games has become as time-honored a tradition as actually not being able to use the Metro after playoff games.
No longer, though.
Thanks to Qatar, the Metro will be open one hour later than usual. You did in fact read that right. Qatar, the middle-eastern country that is 6925 miles away, has generously offered to pay for one additional hour of service.
According to the D.C. Sports Bog, Metro Board member Jack Evans had been talking to several different companies on footing the $100,000 bill. Somehow, those conversations ended with a phone call to Qatar, and now Caps fans don't have to worry about leaving the game early to wait 20 minutes for a Metro car.
Now, they can stay through the *whole* game before leaving and waiting 20 minutes for a Metro car.
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Friday featured Dmitry Orlov and his jam-packed schedule with the coveted Stanley Cup.
The 27-year-old native of Russia decided to take the Cup to Novokuznetsk (located in the southwest region of Siberia) for a meet and greet with fans by the Ferris wheel at Gagarin City Park.
It should be mentioned that Orlov's day with the trophy was nearly derailed after a travel glitch that sent the Cup to Novosibirsk instead of his hometown.
Thanks to the ultimate assist from a helicopter, the Cup arrived in style and set up one memorable entrance for the defenseman.
Orlov released this hype video which highlights his entire day on Instagram:
Дорогие друзья! Огромное спасибо, что разделили с нами наш праздник! Для нас это значимое и большое событие! Ещё раз приносим искренние извинения за задержку с кубком! И спасибо за понимание, мы старались сделать все максимально быстро! Спасибо за тёплый приём! Нашим родным, друзьям, тренерам, отдельная благодарность! Вы сделали наш праздник, наш день! Мы никогда не забудем этот праздник! P.S. Лена @govor_elena , тебе и твоим родным, отдельная благодарность, если бы не ваша помощь, то не известно когда бы кубок был в Новокузнецке!
Talk about a banner weekend for the Washington Capitals. The Ovechkins welcomed their new son, Sergei Aleksandrovich, into the world and Orlov pulled off yet another spectacular day with the Cup.
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After lifting the Stanley Cup just over two months ago, something else very exciting has happened in Alex Ovechkin's life.
Saturday morning, Nastya and Alex Ovechkin welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Sergei, after Ovechkin's late brother.
Ovi spent this week practicing at the Florida Panthers' facilities with other NHL players living in the surrounding area.
After the Cup's visit to Moscow, Nastya and Alex settled down at their apartment in Miami, staying put and preparing for the birth.
The couple were married two years ago but didn't hold an official ceremony until July of last year. The celebration was as lavish as you'd expect.
She revealed her pregnancy shortly after the Cup victory, and has kept us up to date on life this summer via Instagram. A few weeks ago, the Ovechkins graced HELLO! Russia magazine, showing off Nastya's baby bump among their glamour shots.
Congratulations to Ovi and Nastya, and all our best wishes for health and happiness!
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