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It did not take long for Alex Ovechkin to get into mid-season form this year.

Following up the hat trick from game one against the Ottawa Senators, the 'Great 8' has done it once again.

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This time though he got the hat trick in the first period rather than the third.

Later in the second period, the 32-year-old would score his fourth on the night. Single handily he is blowing out the Montreal Canadiens.

Here's the first one that he just made Carey Price look silly to start the contest:

On the second, he easily went top shelf on Price: 

The third was on a beautiful deflection: 

For the fourth, it took a while for it to be recorded, but Ovechkin got a tip-in for another goal.

Through two games, Ovechkin has scored seven times (and the second game is not over yet). It marks his 18th and 19th hat tricks of his career. The first time since the 1917-18 season that someone recorded back-to-back hat tricks to start the NHL season.

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What was the over/under on Ovechkin's goals this year? Pro tip: take the over.