Mutual respect between Caps, Ravens as Ovi joins Lamar on EA cover


Alex Ovechkin checked off another box on his career résumé on Monday when he became just the second player in NHL history to grace the cover of EA Sports' NHL series twice. Ovi's first appearance on the cover was in 2007.

Ovechkin isn't the only player from the area to recently be named a cover athlete for one of EA Sports' newest games. Earlier this summer, Baltimore Ravens quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson was announced as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 21.

Following Monday's reveal of Ovechkin on the cover of NHL 21, the Capitals official Twitter posted a side-by-side photo of the two designs, tagging the Ravens account with the caption "It's a DMV thing."

The Ravens account responded with a pair of happy devil emojis.

The exchange was a fun one between two teams less than 50 miles from one another. While the Capitals and Ravens don't play in the same city, there are still plenty of fans who support both teams. Whether Baltimore is in the 'DMV' is a debate for another time...

What can't be debated, though, is both the Ravens and Capitals have a player that sports the No. 8 on gamedays that is one of the best athletes in their respective sports.

While Ovechkin is on the backend of his legendary career, Baltimore fans hope the 23-year-old Jackson has yet to even come close to reaching his full potential.

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