Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick today in a Washington Capitals 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers to move back on top of the South East division and third in the Western Conference. Ovechkin now has 23 goals this season, joint second in the NHL. After a slow start the “Great 8” has been in fantastic form, scoring 14 goals in his last 13 games, coinciding with a resurgent Capitals run up the standings.
The Capitals need Ovechkin in this form to have any chance of mounting a challenge for a playoff place and any subsequent success should they make it. If they continue in this vein of form they will be a formidable proposition in the playoffs.
Check out Ovi’s hat trick by following the link below.