The hat got here to Jake Allen and was the thirtieth time in Ovi’s profession.
The three-goal evening gave Ovi a tally of 806 in his profession. He’s now 88 objectives behind Wayne Gretzky.
Ovi’s first objective, profession objective No. 804, got here in even energy within the second interval. Ovi claimed an errant hub move and ended up in place close to the crease. In the end, Trevor van Riemsdyk despatched an ideal sauce his move to his Ovechkin, giving him a one-off likelihood. The objective made it 4-1.
Ovi’s second tally was for his profession objective No. 1 energy play in workplace. A objective within the third interval made it 6-2.
It was Ovechkin’s third, profession No. 806, 9-2. Ovi carried out an influence transfer down the left flank, stripping off Hubb’s protection within the course of and scoring for Allen in entrance of the web. It flew his hat onto the ice.
Ovechkin did not have fun a lot as a result of the sport was too lopsided.
Ovechkin, who scored a hat-trick in opposition to the Chicago Blackhawks 18 days in the past, is now the sixth-leading hat-trick in NHL historical past.
Ovechkin’s 30 hat-tricks are the sixth-most in NHL historical past (Wayne Gretzky: 50, Mario Lemieux: 40, Mike Bossey: 39, Brett Hull: 33, Phil Esposito: 32).
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Ovi presently has 26 objectives, tying him for third on the NHL’s goalscoring listing. Solely Conor McDavid (32) and Tage Thompson (27) maintain extra information. The Capitals captain is on tempo for 54 objectives this season.
Capitals followers chant “We Need 10” like 10 objectives, however they will need to accept 9 objectives and 1 hat from the group’s biggest participant.
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