Alex Ovechkin was at his high-scoring best -- again.

"Sometimes you are just feeling it," the Russian forward said.

Ovechkin had a hat trick to help the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday night.

Ovechkin scored two of his three goals in the opening period. They were especially significant to the star forward.

Ovechkin conducted his postgame interviews standing next to 13-year-old Alex Luey. The Niagara Falls, Ontario, native lost part of his leg to cancer. Last month, the Capitals forward learned Luey was cancer-free and invited the Ovechkin fan to attend the game.

"I told him before the game if I'm going to score a goal, it will be for him," Ovechkin said.

Instead of one goal, Luey witnessed three.