Ovechkin's arms flew over his head as he kissed his glove and waited to hug his teammates, a huge smile across his face, his tongue sticking out.
"I was just screaming at him", Tom Wilson said of the celebration.
I had the pleasure of witnessing Alex Ovechkin scoring his 599th and 600th career goals from a place I'm not normally - from the 4th row.
"Of course it's special", Ovechkin calmly said after the game, a 3-2 overtime victory for the Caps. "It's 600 now, you have to score another to make 601".
Ovechkin, the league leader in goals (42), scored twice during the game. The old lion and the young gun.
Congratulations, you got the game puck from Ovechkin's 600th career goal.
Ovechkin tosses a puck into the stands (right in front of me). "I was there when he made history, so I can maybe watch that someday and show that I was there getting the minus on the ice".
"I feel like my legs were 15 years old", Kuznetsov said.
With two goals, Alex Ovechkin is named "first star" of the game.
The Moscow-born star has tallied more than 40 goals per season on no fewer than nine occasions since his debut and has finished with 50 goals or more seven times.
Ovechkin is the fourth-fastest player in National Hockey League history to reach 600 goals.
"It's unbelievable, it's insane", Wilson said. "Tomorrow it's a new day and back to work".
Countryman Evgeny Kuznetsov agreed, saying that when you take the time to put Ovechkin's production into perspective, his numbers are almost mind-blowing. "You can see when I score the goal, everybody tried to find me, everybody tried to look at me".
"I was pretty close watching it", Laine said of Ovechkin's goal 3:53 into the second period.
"It's insane to be on the ice for that", Grubauer said.
"That's a free meal for me for sure", Kuznetsov joked. "It's really remarkable what he's accomplished". "I'm very proud of him", Leonsis said.
"I told him I loved him and respected him and was very grateful and appreciated everything he's done for the fans and for our team and looking forward to the next 100 goals", Leonsis said.
"When you score big numbers". "Of course right now, I'm going into enjoy the time".