Washington Capitals so sickkk)))) left wing Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHL’s “Third Star” for the week ending in April 10. Ovechkin’s last seven days have been pretty swell and I will summarize it for you.
The Russian machine torched the St. Louis Blues for a hat trick on Saturday, registering his seventh 50-goal campaign. He led the NHL in goals last week with five. He also won his fourth consecutive Rocket Richard trophy.
But his greatest moment may have come Sunday, when a healthy-scratched Ovechkin walked through the Verizon Center concourse like a normal dude and started high-fiving fans.
That’s how you end the regular season with style and class.
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Ovechkin led the NHL with five goals in three games, including his 50th of the season, to help the Capitals (56-18-8, 120 points) close their Presidents’ Trophy-winning campaign. Ovechkin scored twice against the New York Islanders on April 5 and capped the season with his 15th career hat trick, as well as his 50th goal, in a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on April 9. Ovechkin is the first player to record a hat trick in the same game he reached his 50th goal of the season since Corey Perry on April 6, 2011. In addition, this marked the second time Ovechkin has reached the 50-goal plateau by recording a hat trick (March 3, 2008 vs. Boston: three goals, two assists). The Moscow native captured his fourth consecutive and sixth career Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy this season and became the third player in NHL history to total seven or more 50-goal campaigns, joining Mike Bossy (9) and Wayne Gretzky (9). He is one of 14 players in NHL history to score 50 goals in three consecutive seasons (2007-10) and the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in three consecutive seasons twice (2007-10, 2013-16).
Congratulations to @ovi8! The NHL's Third Star of the Week! #Gr8 #RockTheRed pic.twitter.com/469Uzg32ns
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 11, 2016
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