Ovechkin recorded his second hat trick of the week in a 6-5 shootout victory against the Hurricanes on Friday. The 33-year-old has scored in five straight games, but even more impressively, Ovechkin has posted back-to-back hat tricks. Since Thanksgiving, he has 13 goals and 18 points with a plus-13 rating in 10 games. Obviously, he's been one of the hottest players in the league during that stretch. Overall, he leads the league with 28 goals and 42 points in 31 games.
Ovechkin scored three goals in a 6-2 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. It was the Russian sniper's 21st career hat trick. Ovi scored in each period of Tuesday's contest, and the league's leading goal scorer is now up to 25 for the season. The Caps' captain has points in 12 straight, collecting a total of 19 over his last dozen contests. What more needs to be said about the Great Eight? He's as elite as it gets.
Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over Columbus on Saturday. The points extend his scoring streak to 11 games and 16 points, including 10 goals. It's two points shy of Ovechkin's career-best 13-game streak in 2007. Ovie now leads the NHL with 22 goals.
Ovechkin scored a goal and added two assists in Friday's 6-3 win over the Devils. While there was some question about his status coming off a minor upper-body injury, Ovi looked just fine. His 19th goal of the season came into an empty net, and his second helper followed 67 seconds later when he set up Nicklas Backstrom for his third goal of the night. Ovechkin has now hit the scoresheet in seven straight games and lit the lamp in four straight, and he wraps up November with 11 goals and 17 points in 15 games.
Ovechkin (upper body) is expected to play Friday against the Devils, per Capitals coach Todd Reirden, Brian McNally of NBC Sports Washington reports. Ovechkin was held out for maintenance Thursday, but initial reports invoked curiosity since it was explicitly announced that the stud winger was omitted from practice due to an upper-body injury -- in most cases, maintenance days are intended for players with general bumps and bruises. At any rate, Ovechkin appears to be fine, so use him as you normally would in fantasy leagues Friday, when the Capitals play host to the Devils.
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