Michael Phelps attended the third hockey game of his life Saturday and left with a custom-made Washington Capitals jersey autographed by Alex Ovechkin.
The jersey had Phelps’ last name on the back and the number 22, same as his record amount of Olympic medals.
“Twenty two is a good number,” Phelps said upon receiving it from Ovechkin.
Ovechkin was then handed a Sharpie by a man in a suit.
“I don’t think he [Phelps] wants my signature,” said Ovechkin, who has zero medals in two Olympics but owns three Hart Trophies and leads the NHL in goals this season.
“No, I want you to sign it,” Phelps responded. “I would love you to sign it.”
This was followed by Speedo jokes and Phelps telling two other Capitals players of his hockey game experiences — one University of Michigan game (when he attended Michigan), the 2010 Olympic gold-medal game and that Capitals-Devils game on Saturday night.
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NBC Sports will air coverage of 87 Alpine skiing races at 22 resorts across the globe this fall and winter, from October through March, in the final full season before the 2018 Olympics.
Highlights include fall and winter stops in the U.S. with races in Killington, Vt.; Beaver Creek, Colo.; Squaw Valley, Calif.; and the World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colo., in March.
Lindsey Vonn‘s highlighted World Cup stop will be downhill and super-G races in Lake Louise, Canada, the first weekend of December.
The world championships in February will be in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin will look to defend titles.
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Canadian skier Phil Brown was fortunate to walk away from an airborne crash at the World Cup season opener in Soelden, Austria, on Sunday.
Brown failed to finish his first run, losing contact with the snow early on and falling hard onto his side.
He tweeted a video of the crash, with slow-motion replays, with a soundtrack of Irish singer Enya‘s “Only Time.”
The World Cup season continues with men’s and women’s slaloms in Levi, Finland, in three weeks.
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