– This past Monday, March 3rd, Washington Capitals
scoring sensation Alexander Ovechkin’s hat trick resulted in his 50th, 51st and 52nd goals of the season. To commemorate this achievement, NHL Network presents “An Ovechkin Ovation,” a collection of Alex’s three 5-point performances from the 2007-08 season. This special programming begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 9th following the NBC Sunday Game of the Week, which features Ovechkin and the Capitals against Sidney Crosby
, Evgeni Malkin
and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins
at 12:30 p.m. ET.
The “Ovation” begins with a look back to Ovechkin’s rookie season in the 30-minute program “Top 10 Alexander Ovechkin Goals of 2005-06.” Included in that list is his incredible sprawling-on-the-ice, no-look, backhand goal against the Coyotes that is still a favorite moment among fans.
Of the many memorable performances by the 22-year-old Russian scorer this season, NHL Network presents the three games where Ovechkin’s dynamic skills are on full display as he tallies 5-points in each game. First, at 5:00 p.m. ET, is the December 29th tilt in Ottawa against the Senators where Ovechkin had 4 goals and an assist in an 8-6 Capitals win. At 7:00 p.m. ET, see Alex score four more goals – including the overtime game winner – and an assist after sustaining a broken nose in the January 31st victory against the Montreal Canadiens
. At 9:00 p.m. ET, re-live Washington’s scoring outburst from this past Monday as his first-period hat trick and 2 assists helped the Capitals defeat the Boston Bruins
Five points is a good week for most players. For Alexander Ovechkin, it is just another day at the office.