Alexander Ovechkin recorded a hat trick and had an assist for the Capitals in their 4-3 win over the Panthers on Saturday night.
Ovechkin is truly back to his "old" self. Washington's captain is scorching hot right now, with 14 of his 24 goals and 21 of his 41 points coming in his last 13 games. In no surprise, the Capitals have also pulled into a playoff spot, with a 9-3-1 record in that stretch. Mike Ribeiro had the other goal, and he also added an assist. Nicklas Backstrom set up three goals, while Marcus Johansson had two helpers of his own.