Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin did his best to help the Capitals end their longest losing streak in four years.
The Russian machine scored a hat trick against the San Jose Sharks, the 23rd of his career, and registered four points.
Ovi’s third goal came in the third period and gave the Capitals a 6-4 lead. The Caps would lose in overtime 7-6, their sixth-straight loss.
The play started with a carry-in by Evgeny Kuznetsov. Kuzy dished to Jakub Vrana who found Alex Ovechkin on the left wing crashing the net.
Ovi fired a one-timer, beating Martin Jones for his third goal of the evening.
Here’s another look.
And here comes the hats.
Ovechkin has scored three hat tricks this season, including hattys in consecutive games in December.
The game marked Ovechkin’s 26th career four-point game.
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