Posts Tagged ‘hat trick’

Backstrom leads Washington Capitals past Montreal Canadiens 6-5 in Game 2 with hat trick, OT goal

April 17, 2010

Down by three goals, the Capitals mounted a furious comeback and defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 in Game 2 of their opening round playoff series, thanks to a hat trick and an overtime goal by Nicklas Backstrom.

The fans got their money’s worth in a wild contest at Verizon Center that saw the Caps come back from a 4-1 deficit and featured 11 goals including hat tricks by Backstrom and Andrei Kostitsyn.

Alexander Ovechkin rebounded from a lackluster effort in Game 1 to score a goal and assist on three others, and got involved in the game early with physical play.

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Ovechkin’s Super Sunday: Hat trick leads Washington Caps over Pittsburgh Penguins for 14th straight

February 10, 2010

A game featuring the two best players in the NHL and pitting the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins against the red hot Washington Capitals lived up to its billing as the Caps beat the Pens 5-4 in overtime to extend their winning streak to 14.

Alexander Ovechkin’s hat trick outdid Sidney Crosby’s two goals as the Caps overcame a 4-1 deficit in a nationally televised game today at Verizon Center.

Mike Knuble capped the amazing comeback with the game-winner in overtime on a power play goal after Ovechkin’s shot clanged off the post.

For the rest of the article, see http://www.examiner.com/x-37753-DC-Sports-Headlines-Examiner.