Alex Ovechkin Records Second Consecutive Hat Trick, Gets A Shout Out from Larry King

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After recording his 21st career hat trick in the Capitals’ last game against the Detroit Red Wings, the Capitals’ captain followed that up with a second consecutive “hatty” against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night, getting a shout out from famed television host Larry King. 

Ovechkin’s first goal came just under the four-minute mark on assists from rookie blueliner Jonas Siegenthaler and center Nic Dowd; the assist was Siegenthaler’s first NHL point:

Ovechkin’s second tally came with the Capitals down 4-2 in the second period, cutting the deficit to 4-3, on assists from Dowd and John Carlson:

Ovechkin’s final goal came at the 9:49 mark of the third period, putting the Caps ahead temporarily, 5-4. His third (a power play marker) came on assists from Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom, pushing him past Pittsburgh Penguins great Mario Lemieux for seventh on the all-time power play goals list, tied with Brendan Shanahan. It also extended his league lead in goals to 28:

The best part of the hat trick was a congratulatory tweet from famous television personality Larry King, who tweeted the following:

With his 237th career power play goal, Alex Ovechkin has passed Mario Lemieux (236) for seventh place on the NHL’s all time power play goals list.

Ovechkin became the 14th player in NHL history to record a hat trick in consecutive games on multiple occasions in his career and the first to do so since Alex Kovalev (Feb. 7 & 10 and Nov. 13 & 14, 2001). 

Additionally, @ovi8 became the 13th player in League history to record a hat trick against 14 or more different opponents. 

Ovechkin hat tricks, by opponent: Ottawa (3), STL (2) MIN (2) FLA (2) ATL (2)MTL (2)  TOR (2) ANA, BOS, NJ, PGH, DET, CAR and TB 1 (@WaltonCaps)

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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4 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Records Second Consecutive Hat Trick, Gets A Shout Out from Larry King

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  2. Jim esch says:

    They know its coming, nothing they can do about it.

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