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Having arrived at the arena about two hours prior to the opening face-off, a wide-eyed Luey waited outside the Capitals dressing room, soaking in every precious moment of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. J.R. Richard Youth Jersey With a Hockey Night in Canada camera focused in on him, Maple Leafs Hall of Fame center Darryl Sittler stopped to say hello."So, you're an Ovi fan," Sittler said."Oh yeah," Luey replied, grinning from ear-to-ear.Luey was Jake Marisnick Youth Jersey asked how many points Sittler accrued to set the single-game NHL record."Ten," he replied without hesitation.The kid knows his hockey.Moments later, the Capitals players filed out of the dressing room for warmup. Ovechkin gave Luey a quick pep talk. Then, once the players were on the ice, Ovechkin skated to the bench and guaranteed Luey he'd score for him.After the skate, James Hoyt Youth Jersey Luey was invited inside the dressing room, where he read the starting lineup to the players. Upon the mention of each name, the player gave a yell."That's the best pre-game pep talk I've ever heard," coach Barry Trotz said. "I didn't have to do anything to get the guys fired up. It was all Alex."Not the captain. The other Alex.Three hours later, Jandel Gustave Youth Jersey Luey was still on cloud nine. He and Ovechkin were interviewed on Hockey Night in Canada, the coveted Hockey Night in Canada towel draped around his neck. There were interviews with the media in the dressing room while sitting alongside Ovechkin, who then autographed his stick, gloves and helmet and gave them to the beaming boy."We play a game for a living," Ovechkin said. "What [Luey] has been through is much more difficult than what we do."He should be proud."So should Ovechkin, especially after he gave Luey a night that will live forever in his memory."I was so excited after he scored the first goal," Luey said. "The second one was great. I was getting nervous at the end when he was trying for the third one, but it was amazing when he scored it."I remember being in the hospital in the spring watching the playoffs on TV. It was a good distraction from everything that was going on."Alex Luey has come a long way since then."It was an awesome evening," he said. "It was so exciting. And I didn't cry."The same can't be said of all those who were emotionally captivated by this story of inspiration. And of the NHL star who made his dream come true.
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