Alex Ovechkin thanks everyone who helped him become a champion

Tim and Sid talk about the legendary celebration of Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals after winning the Stanley Cup and the criticism it's receiving.

Alex Ovechkin took time from all of his partying to thank everyone who helped him become a champion with a post on Instagram.

It’s been 13 years….and now me and my boys are Stanley Cup champions!!!! I wanna say thx to George McPhee and all scouts who draft me, Ted Leonsis who and his family make me feel like at home right away! all my teammates, all staff,but i wanna say i’m very happy for all caps fans! we did it!!!!! and now i wanna say thx to my family….without u i never reach this cup and all my trophies. mommy daddy and my brother michael with your support and believe in me i feel your energy and emotion,to help me be who i am!!! all my friends who are with me all time, my trainer thank you. most important i want to thx my beautiful wife @nastyashubskaya for support and love for always helping me every single day. i love you very much!!! now we can celebrate all together and remember this moment for all our lives. time to party caps fans!!!! because its the cup. #stanleycap #ALLCAPS

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“It’s been 13 years….and now me and my boys are Stanley Cup champions!!!! I wanna say thx to George McPhee and all scouts who draft me, Ted Leonsis who and his family make me feel like at home right away! all my teammates, all staff,but i wanna say i’m very happy for all caps fans! we did it!!!!! and now i wanna say thx to my family….without u i never reach this cup and all my trophies. mommy daddy and my brother michael with your support and believe in me i feel your energy and emotion,to help me be who i am!!! all my friends who are with me all time, my trainer thank you. most important i want to thx my beautiful wife @nastyashubskaya for support and love for always helping me every single day. i love you very much!!! now we can celebrate all together and remember this moment for all our lives. time to party caps fans!!!! because its the cup.”

The Washington Capitals clinched the first Stanley Cup in franchise history Thursday with a 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5.

Ovechkin, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, has been celebrating ever since with videos popping up all over social media showing him and the Capitals bringing the Stanley Cup to a Washington Nationals game and swimming with it in a fountain.

With an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and a parade through Washington D.C. still on the way, the party is just getting started for Ovechkin.

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