Alex Ovechkin Records Hat Trick in 7-6 Loss Against the San Jose Sharks

50796952_342883759638813_1423365527832625152_nOn a night in which the struggling Capitals needed to rebound and end their five-game losing streak, it was their captain, Alex Ovechkin who did his part in an effort to end the skid against the San Jose Sharks, recording the 23rd hat trick of his career in an eventual 7-6 loss in overtime. 

Ovechkin’s first goal and his 34th of the 2018-19 season came at the 10:41 mark of the first period, on assists from Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. The goal tied the game at 1-1 and came 10 minutes and 29 seconds after Joe Pavelski gave the Sharks an early 1-0 lead.
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Ovechkin’s second goal of the night came 5:41 into the second period came on assists from both Backstrom and Oshie, giving the Caps a 5-3 lead over the Sharks.

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Ovechkin’s third of the night gave him his 23rd hat trick in his 14-season career and the 400th even-strength goal of his career, making him the third player ever to have that many through 14 seasons.

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Ovechkin had four points tonight (3g, 1a), his 26th career game with at least four points. He’s now two points shy of passing Sergei Fedorov for the most points among Russian-born players all-time (Fedorov: 1,179 points).

Alex Ovechkin tied the game with a power play goal. With that goal, Ovechkin passed Dave Andreychuk (640) for 14th place on the NHL’s all-time scoring list.

Alex Ovechkin’s miltigoal game marks his 129th career multi-goal game.

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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5 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Records Hat Trick in 7-6 Loss Against the San Jose Sharks

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    The one day where we FINALLY have offense, the defense is an epic failure. This loss was a MAJOR gut-punch.

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