Ovechkin's Hat Trick Keys Caps' Win over Panthers

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Ovechkin's Hat Trick Keys Caps' Win over Panthers
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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Alex Ovechkin recorded his 12th career hat trick and added an assist, and the surging Washington Capitals survived a late rally by the Florida Panthers for a 4-3 victory on Saturday night. Ovechkin scored twice from in close on the power play, and weaved through traffic for his other goal, as the Capitals (19-17-2) improved to 8-2-1 in their last 11 games in completing a four-game season sweep of the Panthers.

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