Originally posted on Razzball Hockey  |  Last updated 2/24/13
Alex Ovechkin’s first hat trick in two years fueled the Washington Capitals to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils as part of a 12-game Saturday in the NHL. Ovechkin scored twice in the third period when the Capitals scored four times to break open a 1-1 game. Ovechkin also added an assist to make it a four-point afternoon. Mike Ribiero picked up a couple assists in the win while Ilya Kovalchuk scored the lone goal for the Devils. SPIN: Ovechkin finally showed up the way that his owners have expected him to since the start to this season. He’s a good example of how patience plays a huge role in fantasy hockey. Unlike other fantasy sports, hockey is the most unpredictable of all of them and this is why patience is super-critical with your team’s marquee players. It still doesn’t change the fact that the Caps are having a crappy season but at least this is a bright spot for them. And Nicklas Backstrom is still stuck at one goal after 17 games. Johan Hedberg got the start in goal as M...
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