ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHL's "Third Star" for the week ending Nov. 26, the NHL announced today.
Ovechkin paced the NHL with five goals in four games (5-0-5) to guide the Capitals (14-10-1, 29 points) to a trio of wins. After being held off the scoresheet in a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames Nov. 20, Ovechkin scored in each of his next three outings. That included one goal in both a 5-2 triumph over the Ottawa Senators Nov. 22 and 3-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning Nov. 24. Ovechkin capped the week with his 20th career hat trick - in front of one of his biggest fans, 13-year-old cancer survivor Alex Luey - in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Nov. 25. The 32-year-old Moscow, Russia, native ranks first in the NHL with 18 goals in 25 contests in 2017-18 (18-7-25).
Video: WSH@TOR: Ovechkin completes hat trick with ENG
Video: WSH@TOR: Ovechkin rockets one-timer for PPG
Video: WSH@TOR: Ovechkin lasers quick shot past McElhinney
Video: TBL@WSH: Ovechkin blasts one-timer past Vasilevskiy
Video: OTT@WSH: Ovechkin goes bar down on speedy rush