With the hockey world, just like a lot of other things right now, in a shutdown state at the moment, two hockey legends, Alex Ovechkin and Wayne Gretzky will go head-to-head in a charity event on Twitch.
The Great One vs. The Great Eight Showcase
It was announced today that Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin will square off in a best-of-three NHL 20 showcase event next week against hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. The event, dubbed the ‘The Great One vs. The Great Eight Showcase’ will pit Ovechkin, who has 706 career NHL goals, against the individual he is chasing in the record books. Wayne Gretzky is currently the all-time leader in goals scored in the National Hockey League with 894 goals.
According to the Washington Post, the event came about when Gretzky pitched the idea to the Washington Capitals after seeing Ovechkin playing video games on Instagram with his son, Sergei.
The best-of-three event will be played on Xbox, and will be aired live on the Capitals’ Twitch account at 8 PM EST on April 22. During the event, individuals can make donations towards the Edmonton Food Bank, as well as MSE Foundation’s “Feeding the Frontline.”