The Buzzer: Ovechkin, Aho dazzle in duel; Scheifele on fire
1. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
More on this can be found here.
The tl;dr version?
Ovechkin scored his second hat trick in as many nights, extended a point streak to 13 games, a goal-scoring streak to five games and inspired an epic comeback for the Caps.
Yeah, nothing to see here.
2. Sebastian Aho, Carolina Hurricanes
He was playing in the same game as Ovechkin, and had a night that will get lost in Ovechkin’s theatre.
Aho had two goals and two assists and was the orchestrator as the Hurricanes built up their 4-1 lead. It ended up being all for nothing, but Aho now has 11 goals and 33 points in 31 games this season. He’s a special player.
3. Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets
Scheifele scored a howitzer on the power play in the first period, assisted on Mathieu Perreault’s goal to give the Jets a 3-2 lead and then scored the overtime winner to cap off the three-point night.
It was the third time in 16 days that the Jets have beaten the Chicago Blackhawks. The Jets are now the top team in the Western Conference with 44 points.
Scheifele has had much to do with that. He’s on a four-game multipoint streak and has 20 points in his past 11 games.
Highlights of the night
He makes this look so easy:
Laine release alert:
Devils 5, Golden Knights 4 (OT)
Coyotes 4, Rangers 3 (OT)
Penguins 5, Bruins 3
Senators 4, Red Wings 2
Capitals 6, Hurricanes 5 (SO)
Blues 4, Avalanche 3 (OT)
Jets 4, Blackhawks 3 (OT)
Oilers 4, Flyers 1