Ovechkin has been just about the only highlight in an otherwise
miserable season for the Capitals, who are buried in last place
in the Southeast Division with 33 points - 10 points behind
Tops among rookies in both goals (30) and points (55), Ovechkin
recorded his first career hat trick Friday as the Capitals
snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 overtime triumph in
Ovechkin, who has scored all four of Washington's goals on its
three-game road trip, completed the trick 3:04 into the extra
session by wristing a shot that went between the legs of both
Mighty Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin and goaltender
Despite Ovechkin's play, the Capitals have won consecutive games
just twice this season and have never won three straight.
Their last winning streak was from December 22-23.
The Coyotes are returning home after closing a three-game trek
with consecutive victories at Buffalo and Toronto following a