Some players just have one team's number. Washington Capitals
sniper Alexander Semin
is the perfect example.
Semin's game-tying goal late in Monday's third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning
gave him seven in four games -- including two hat tricks -- against the Caps' biggest challenger for the Southeast Division title. The Caps went on to win 2-1 in a shootout and extend their division lead to two points.
The win gave the Caps a 4-1-1 season series victory against the Lightning.
Only Tampa's Steven Stamkos
has had more success against a single opponent this season. The Hart Trophy candidate has 9 goals in six games against the Atlanta Trashers, all Lightning victories.
Two other players have recorded seven goals against one team this season. Chicago's Patrick Sharp
and Buffalo's Drew Stafford
have done it in five games against the Columbus Blue Jackets
and Boston Bruins
Stafford has two hat tricks against the Bruins. Sharp has three two-goal games against the Jackets.