Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick in Friday’s 6-5 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes.This is the second consecutive game that Ovechkin has managed to score three goals. Two of the three goals came after the Caps were trailing 4-1 in the second period. In the end, Jakub Vrana managed to secure the victory in the shootout for Washington. Ovechkin finished the night with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, five shots on goal and two hits in 21:10 of ice time. So much for his Stanley-Cup hangover. Ovechkin now has 28 goals in 31 games this season. He’s on pace to score 74 goals in 2018-19. That won’t happen, but what he’s been able to do this season is nothing short of remarkable. He’s the best goal scorer of this generation.