Sport Alex Ovechkin maintains scoring streak as the Capitals thrash Chicago

09:55  07 december  2017
09:55  07 december  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

Blackhawks' DeBrincat nets first career hat trick against Ducks

  Blackhawks' DeBrincat nets first career hat trick against Ducks DeBrincat the second youngest Blackhawk to complete hat trick.The 19-year-old netted three goals on Monday, recording his first career hat trick. He is the second-youngest Blackhawk to net a hat trick in franchise history.

Do you buy Alex Ovechkin 's 'nerves' explanation? Who needs to step up for the Capitals ? As pointed out by Chris, the Washington defense was out of sorts, but the Capitals did score four goals against a team that has been averaging fewer than two allowed per game.

Point streak in consecutive games to start an NHL career by a No. 1 overall pick (2005–06) – 8 games. Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Ovechkin became the first rookie since Chicago 's Ed ^ " Alex Ovechkin scores 400th career goal, Washington Capitals score three times on power

Alex Ovechkin (centre) celebrates his goal with Nicklas Backstrom and Matt Niskanen (AP): Blackhawks Capitals Hockey © AP/PA photowire service Blackhawks Capitals Hockey

The Washington Capitals hit three without reply in the first period and went on to score three more in a 6-2 demolition of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Alex Ovechkin scored for the eighth time in seven games 15:22 into the first period after Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom had already given the home side a strong advantage.

Ovechkin also assisted two of the Capitals goals - Brett Connolly scoring on the powerplay deep in the second period and Evgeny Kuznetsov halfway through the third.

Wilson rounded off the win - the Capitals' 17th of the season - with a shorthanded empty netter with two minutes left to play.

Jets score seven in a row to blow Wild away

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Chicago Bulls. Cleveland Cavaliers. Dallas Mavericks. Alex Ovechkin ’s playoff masterpiece has the Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final. The goal Ovechkin scored 62 seconds into Game 7 against the Lightning was the same goal he’s scored hundreds of times.

Washington has won six of its past seven, extending its current win streak to three games. Chicago Blackhawks vs Washington Capitals 9/20/13 NHL - Продолжительность: 2:20 Fred Murtz 7 767 Alex Ovechkin scores after easy rebound goes through Anisimov’s legs - Продолжительность: 1:05

It was a tighter affair in Toronto, where the Maple Leafs needed a shootout to beat the Calgary Flames.

Mark Giordano put the flames ahead with a powerplay goal on 10:37, but Morgan Rielly's snapshot drew the sides level towards the end of the second.

The Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen made 47 saves, including one in the shootout with William Nylander scoring the winning goal.

The Anaheim Ducks saw off the Ottawa Senators 3-0 with Adam Henrique scoring a brace, while the Philadelphia Flyers condemned another Canadian side to defeat, beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.

NHL Weekender: Bolts keep striking, Preds on the hunt .
At the end of every work week, Yardbarker will take a look at what the NHL has in store for the weekend. We'll see whose stock is soaring, who needs to get their act together, and what tilts are promising to keep you on the edge of your seat. Who's on fire The Bolts continue to steamroll the rest of the Eastern Conference with a whopping six game winning streak. Outside of them, the competition is tight, albeit very interesting. The Washington Capitals — who we targeted last week as a team on the rise — continue their December push with back-to-back victories over the Bruins and the Avalanche as they battle for division bragging rights with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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