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.
Alex Ovechkin has extra-meaningful hat trick in win vs. Toronto
ESPN | Nov 26