Throw the Hats! Alex Ovechkin Completes Hat Trick on Beautiful Feed From Tom Wilson

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After scoring two goals in the first period of the Capitals’ Thursday night victory against the New Jersey Devils to reach his 15th consecutive 30-goal season, Alex Ovechkin needed to light the lamp once more to complete the hat trick. The 34-year old captain did just that in the final minutes of the third period on a beautiful feed from linemate Tom Wilson.

The future Hall of Famer’s third goal of the game came at the 15:42 mark of the final frame, with John Carlson and Wilson picking up the assists. Wilson’s feed, however, was a thing of beauty.

Ovechkin’s first two goals (below) were assisted by Nicklas Backstrom and Carlson, and Backstrom, respectively, with both coming late in the first frame.

The hat trick was the 25th of The Great Eight’s 15-season NHL career, and tied him with Cy Denneny for ninth all-time in NHL history in three-goal performances. The goal also marked his second of the season.

The goal draws the Capitals’ captain two goals shy of passing Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux to take possession of 10th on the all-time Goals Scored list.

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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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6 Responses to Throw the Hats! Alex Ovechkin Completes Hat Trick on Beautiful Feed From Tom Wilson

  1. Anonymous says:

    To think 75 of his career goals came in just 25 games is also a bit of a mind bender.

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  3. Ed Mace says:

    Another ‘thanks for the memories’ moment for tht GREAT8. By the way – Big John Walton – I heard him this morning on the NHL network calling the replays for the Wild game. Was he calling our game last night on the radio or was it someone else? What’s that all about?

    • Anonymous says:

      I believe he was working nationally for NBCSN. He’s been trying for the national gig for a few years now.

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