After scoring two goals in the first period, Alex Ovechkin netted a hat trick after being given a rare shift while protecting a Caps lead in the final minute.
Ovechkin, after some passionate forechecking with 10 seconds left to go, took a pass a pass from TJ Oshie and backhanded the puck into the back of the net for the empty-netter.
Several hats were thrown onto the Air Canada Centre ice.
— #CapsGiving🦃 (@Capitals) November 26, 2017
Ovi flashed a huge smile after scoring the hat trick goal.
Here’s another look.
Ovechkin now leads the NHL in goals (18), passing Nikita Kucherov.
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Ovechkin also now has the most hat tricks in franchise history, passing Peter Bondra.
Alex Ovechkin: 20th career hat trick, passing Peter Bondra (19) for most in Capitals franchise history.
— Matt Williams (@MWilliamsPR) November 26, 2017
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) November 26, 2017
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