Eight days since the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup...and a lot of people in our region are still high on the adrenaline rush.
On Friday, Alex Ovechkin was out thanking some of the folks who have been most supportive.
First stop was the Arlington County Public Safety Building., where the police officers, the firefighters... the civilians were all gaga over Ovechkin.
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Then it was on to MedStar Georgetown Hospital Center, where Ovie and the Cup, and Caps owner Ted Leonsis spent a bunch of time with young people fighting cancer, and with young cancer survivors.
Tyler DeMille, 11, who beat leukemia, was could barely believe he got to hang out with his hero.
The last stop was the Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Southeast DC. It's the home of the Fort Dupont Cannons, the oldest minority youth hockey program in North America.
A reporter asked Ovechkin if he was going to get separation anxiety when he finally had to give up the cup. "Never say good bye," he answered. "Just say back to back."