After seven games without a goal, Alexander Ovechkin found the back of the net three times last night — in the first period alone. The hat trick gives Ovie 52 goals on the season (he added 2 assists to bring that total to 38), extending his league lead and putting him in position to be the first player to notch 60 goals in a season since Mario Lemieux in 1996. Hey, Mario Lemieux — I've heard of him before.
The five-point effort led the Caps to a 10-2 drubbing of the visiting Bruins and marks the second time on Ovechkin's three year career that he's reached the 50-goal mark. And he'd have one more if the scorer weren't such a dick.
He was credited with a fourth goal in the third period, but official scorers changed it later giving him an assist on Brooks Laich's power-play goal that made it 9-2.
What an asshole. Doesn't he realize that scorers are just there to pad stats for the home team's stars? Baseball wouldn't stand for that kind of shit. Derek Jeter hasn't made an official error in Yankee Stadium since 1997.