Capitals coach Adam Oates wanted nothing more than to see Alex Ovechkin win a gold medal in front of his family and friends in Sochi, Russia.
Over the next several days, Alex Ovechkin will answer the same question over and over and over again.
After Canada won the gold medal at home in the 2010 Winter Games, all the Russians wanted to do was replicate that level of success.
Alex Ovechkin has been through some gut-wrenching handshake lines in his career.
By GREG BEACHAM