Hat Trick of the Apple Kind: Alex Ovechkin Records Three Assists in 6-3 Win Over the Montreal Canadiens, Ties Guy Lafleur On NHL Points List

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The start to the 2021-22 NHL season has been nothing short of fantastic for Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who entered the team’s Thanksgiving Eve contest against the Montreal Canadiens with 15 goals and 30 points in 19 Games Played. In the Caps’ eventual 6-3 win over the Habs, The Great Eight continued his torrid start, recording three assists in the victory.

The first assist came on John Carlson’s first period marker, picking up the secondary helper on the play.

The second assist came on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s second period tally, also a secondary helper.

Ovechkin’s second assist marked his 384th multi-point game, moving him within one of tying Jari Kurri for the 21st-most multi-point games in NHL history.

The final assist came on a beautiful pass to Tom Wilson in the third period, with Ovechkin picking up the primary helper on the play.

Ovechkin’s three-assist night moves him into a tie with Montreal Canadiens great Guy LaFleur for the 27th-most Points in NHL history.

Ovechkin now has 15 goals and 18 assists in 20 Games Played. In addition, his three-apple performance against the Habs was his first three-assist game since February 15, 2018 against the Minnesota Wild, and the 16th overall of his NHL career.

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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