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Wayne Gretzky And Alex Ovechkin Helped To Raise More Than $40,000 For Relief Efforts Related To The Covid- 19

Wayne Gretzky And Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin and Wayne Gretzky Raise $40,000

Alex Ovechkin and Wayne Gretzky make a deal in EA Sports’ NHL 20 on Wednesday to help raise money for the coronavirus relief. The showdown is contested on Xbox and streamed on the Capitals’ Twitch channel for fans to enjoy.

However, it ended in a tie. On the contrary, a donation of more than $40,000 has come up. This donation splits between the Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation’s β€œFeeding the Frontlines” fund and the Edmonton Food Bank.

Ovechkin Pairs With JohnWayne

Ovechkin plays like the 2019-20 Capitals. He pairs with Caps Gaming esports pro β€œJohnWayne” Casagranda in the two-on-two format. On the other side, Gretzky represents an alumni Edmonton Oilers squad, with help from his sons, Ty and Trevor.

Wayne Gretzky And Alex Ovechkin
The official match between Wayne Gretzky And Alex Ovechkin to raise funds for COVID-19.

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Gretzky Represents An Alumni Oilers Squad

Gretzky retires in 1999 as the NHL’s all-time leading goal scorer with 894. He says that everyone knows that he’s horrible at this, but they’ll be having a lot of fun. Wayne announces this before jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first game by scoring as his virtual self.

Ovechkin shouts that the score is 895 after evening the game on a goal by Jakub Vrana. The team traded goals in the second period and enters the third tied at two. Gretzky, who noted that it is hard to see the TV when you turn out to be almost 60 years old, is fading.

He laments halfway through the third period after the Capitals took a 3-2 lead saying his hands are getting tired. An Oilers goal is wiped out by goalie interference.

Gretzky Predicts That Edmonton’s Score Leads To Tie

However, Gretzky predicts that Edmonton will score to tie the game and go on to win in overtime. The Oilers take a 4-3 lead on a goal by Esa Tikkanen with 2:30 remaining.

Wayne Gretzky And Alex Ovechkin
The official announcement of raising funds by the match.

Nobody Wins, Nobody Loses, And Charities Get All The Money

It is Ovechkin and JohnWayne who need a miracle at the end of regulation. Michal Kempny has only 2.8 seconds to play. He deflects a shot past Oilers goalie Grant Fuhr off a perfect pass from Lars Eller.

Before offering half of the money raised by fans, he asks to leave it a tie, one win each. It includes one donor with the handle β€˜Let’sGoPens!’. Nobody wins, nobody loses, and charities all get a lot of money.

Ovechkin’s family agrees to match the other half, resulting in a total of $41,041.67. Gretzky gets the last word before signing off.

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