Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/10/11
Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman notched his first career hat trick Friday night. It lasted less than 24 hours. Wideman had been credited with three goals - all on the power play - and an assist in the Capitals' 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, after the game he said his third goal had deflected off teammate Brooks Laich. Upon reviewing the goal, the league confirmed that Laich indeed should be credited with a goal and Wideman's four-point night was switched to two goals and two assists. For the season, Wideman has five goals and 14 assists.
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