Alex Ovechkin has hat trick, Capitals rout Canadiens 9-2


              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) scores a goal for a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen (34), Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) reacts after his goal for a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) skates by caps that were thrown onto the ice after Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin scored his third goal for a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen (34) stands by the net as caps are thrown ontoo the ice after Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin scored his third goal for a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates with the puck past Montreal Canadiens right wing Joel Armia (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) scores a goal for a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen (34), Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after his goal with defenseman Erik Gustafsson (56) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after his goal with defenseman Erik Gustafsson (56) and center Dylan Strome (17) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals center Joe Snively (91) shoots the puck against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen (34) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (22) celebrates with defenseman Justin Barron (52) and center Nick Suzuki (14) in the second period after scoring his second goal of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (22) celebrates his goal as Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (22) celebrates after his goal as Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway, right, celebrates after his goal with center Nic Dowd (26) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) celebrates after his goal with center Nic Dowd (26) and defenseman Matt Irwin (52) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) battles for the puck against Montreal Canadiens center Jake Evans (71) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) reacts during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
            
              Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after his goal as Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki (14) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Alex Ovechkin has hat trick, Capitals rout Canadiens 9-2