Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick Thursday night in the second period against the Minnesota Wild.
The Russian born forward was absolutely unstoppable as he slashed apart the Wilds defense for three incredible goals. (SLIDESHOW: This NHL Player’s Girlfriend Is A Sexy Model Almost Too Hot To Handle)
Scoring a hat trick in an NHL game is incredibly rare, but doing it all in one period is unheard of. It looks like Ovechkin’s parents might have been the motivating factor behind his incredible night. (VIDEO: NHL Player Breaks Helmet With Brutal Punch)
Ovechkin said his parents recently reminded him that he hadn’t had a hat trick in a while and it was time for another one.
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