- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 16, 2018

LANDOVER — There was a new No. 8 on the sideline Sunday at FedEx Field before the Redskins’ game against the Indianapolis Colts: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin.

Ovechkin — donning his own customized Redskins jersey — was in attendance for the Redskins’ home-opener and was on the sidelines roughly 40 minutes before kickoff, greeting Redskins owner Dan Snyder, former quarterback Joe Theismann and cornerback Josh Norman.

The Capitals make their preseason debut Sunday in Boston, but Ovechkin and a number of other veterans stayed home. Fresh off a championship season, the Capitals winger did not have the Stanley Cup with him.

Ovechkin said he’s a Redskins fan.

“They made some changes in their lineups,” Ovechkin said. “I hope it’s going to work. The city [felt] the Caps win the Cup and I hope the Redskins are going to win the Super Bowl.”

Ovechkin was introduced just prior to the game’s coin toss and received a big cheer from the crowd. 

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