Alexander Ovechkin & Capitals Roar Past Kings In Final Minutes

Ruben Hill
February 7, 2020

After notching.500 in their last four games after the break, the best team in the National Hockey League will try to pick up their gait when they host the Los Angeles Capitals on Tuesday.

Tuesday's hat trick marked Ovechkin's fourth of the season, which is a career high.

The current rate that the Washington Capitals have been playing since the All-Star break is not quite keeping up with the pace they had played in their first 50 games of the season.

And No. 700 could come as early as Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers, which would be fine by him - he'd prefer to reach the milestone sooner than later.

"Yeah, obviously", Ovechkin said. "If you're going to think about it too much, you're never going to get it. I'm just going out there and doing my job".

Even within this recent run, Tuesday night's performance to singlehandedly lift the Capitals to victory stood out. Oshie to tie the game at 2-all. Seventy seconds later, he rebounded his own miss off goaltender Jonathan Quick's pads and put Washington in front. Ovechkin is now only two 700 goals and only 10 behind Hall of Fame member Mike Gartner for seventh place on the all-time goal list. Only a minute later Samsonov would play the puck with his stick after a deflection from Hornqvist to give the Penguins a lead which they wouldn't let go for the rest of the game. "We win the game because of that".

"I say it all the time". The last time it was able to player "Washington" Peter Bondra. In 53 games, he has 17 assists, 57 points, is a -8, 26 penalty minutes, 17 power play points, one faceoff win, 20 blocked shots, 139 hits, 24 takeaways and 37 giveaways. While Ovechkin in this game scored so-called natural hat-trick, that is effectively blows the Russian forward is not interrupted washers other players.

After getting slipped past by their division rivals Pittsburgh Penguins last Sunday, the Capitals are now served with a lighter task of beating the Kings who are the second-worst team in the league.

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