Jam session: Alex Ovechkin finds his hat

February, 24, 2013
2/24/13
1:31
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Capitals 5, Devils 1
* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 11th career hat trick (1st since January 22, 2011)
* Braden Holtby (WSH): 21 saves (1st win in 3 career starts vs Devils)
* Capitals: 1st win in last 6 meetings vs Devils
* Devils: scored 3 or fewer goals in all 9 road games this season
* FROM ELIAS: Alex Ovechkin scored three goals in the Capitals' 5-1 win over the Devils. It was the 11th regular-season hat trick of Ovechkin's NHL career but his first since Jan. 22, 2011, when he scored three goals in a game at Toronto. The 124 regular-season games that Ovechkin played between his last two three-goal performances was the longest hat trick drought of his NHL career, by far. His second-longest drought was 89 games, between hat tricks #2 (Dec. 15, 2006 at Atlanta) and #3 (Dec. 29, 2007 at Ottawa).

Flyers 5, Jets 3
* Jakub Voracek (PHI): 3 assists (4 goals, 8 assists during a 5-game point streak)
* Flyers: 3-for-6 on power play (Jets 0-for-4)
* Flyers: won both meetings vs Jets this season (0-1-1 vs WIN last season)
* Jets: 3-game road win streak snapped

Canadiens 3, Rangers 0
* Carey Price (MTL): stopped all 17 shots, T-fewest saves he's made in a shutout (18th career shutout, 2nd this season)
* Canadiens: 6-0-1 in past 7 games (allowed just 9 goals)
* Canadiens: have won 7 straight home meetings vs Rangers (4 of them shutouts)

Flames 3, Wild 1
* Flames: 3-0-1 in last 4 home games vs Wild
* Flames: win snaps 2-game losing streak
* Wild: loss snaps 2-game win streak

Blues 2, Blue Jackets 1
* David Perron (STL): GW Goal (6), 2nd GW goal this season
* Blues: 4-1-1 in past 6 games
* Blues: 4-1-0 in past 5 home games vs Blue Jackets
* Blue Jackets: fall to 1-4-0 on current 6-game road trip (finishes Sunday at Blackhawks) -- 1-7-0 in past 8 road games

Stars 3, Sharks 1
* Sharks: 1-4-1 on current road trip (2/28 on PP)
* Sharks: 1st regulation loss at Stars in last 6 games
* Patrick Marleau (SAN): 12th goal of season (T-most in NHL)
* Stars: snap 2-game losing streak with win (2/6 on PP vs Sharks, was 0/8 on PP during 2-game losing streak)

Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2
* Colin Greening (OTT): Goal (3), 2 Ast (2nd 3-point game of his career, 1st since Jan. 10, 2012)
* Senators: have won 4 straight games, each by 1-goal margin
* Maple Leafs: 1st road loss in Canada this season (3-1-0)

Lightning 5, Hurricanes 2
* Lightning: 6-1-0 in last 7 games at Hurricanes
* Steven Stamkos (TB): scored goal in 4 straight games
* Hurricanes: lost 3 straight, scoring 5G, 0/9 on PP
* Hurricanes: 1st back-to-back home losses of season

Red Wings 4, Predators 0
* Jimmy Howard (DET): 33 saves (12th career shutout, 1st this season)
* Niklas Kronwall (DET): goal, 2 assists (had 0 points in previous 5 games combined)
* Red Wings: victory snaps 5-game winless streak
* Predators: shut out for 2nd straight game

Islanders 4, Sabres 0
* Sabres: 4th straight loss (0-2 since firing Lindy Ruff)
* Islanders: 8-1-1 when scoring 3 or more goals this season
* John Tavares (NYI): Goal; 12 goals this season is tied for the NHL lead
* Evgeni Nabokov (NYI): 1st shutout this season (53rd career)

Kings 4, Avalanche 1
Kings: Won season-high 3 straight games (5-1-0 in last 6 games)
Kings: Allowed exactly 1 goal in each of their last 5 wins
Kings: Win snaps 5-game losing streak vs Avs
Jeff Carter (LA): 3rd straight game with goal (leads team with 9 goals)

Oilers 3, Coyotes 2 (EDM wins shootout 2-0)
Oilers: 2-0-0 this season vs Coyotes
Coyotes: Loss snaps 5-game road win streak vs Oilers
Mike Smith (Coyotes): 41 saves matches his season high
Oilers: Monday is start of season-long 9-game road trip

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