Alex Ovechkin scored his first hat trick since 2013 to lead the Capitals over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Evgeny Kuznetsov left Thursday's game in the third period against the Minnesota Wild after taking an elbow to the head from Mikael Granlund.
Alex Ovechkin took over in Minnesota with a hat trick to lead the Caps to the 4-3 win.
The Capitals are heating things up in Minnesota thanks to Alex Ovechkin. The Great 8 scored the 14th hat trick of his career with three goals all in the second period.
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