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|Posted: Thu Nov 24th, 2016 08:40 pm||
|Alex Ovechkin continues to prove he's one of the greatest goal scorers of all time.
The Washington Capitals' superstar winger recorded a hat trick against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, marking the 16th three-goal game of his career.
The 16 hat tricks puts Ovechkin one ahead of Jaromir Jagr among active NHL players, according to Hockey Reference.
Here's a look at the goal that caused the hats to rain down from the stands.
Ovi! Hat trick! Unbelievable shot!pic.twitter.com/SM4Vu8xndh
— NHL (@NHL) November 24, 2016
The NHL record for hat tricks is held by Wayne Gretzky, who recorded 50. While that won't be touched, Ovechkin has a good shot at setting a new benchmark for Capitals players.
That's Ovechkin's 16th career hat trick. He's three shy of Bondra's franchise record. #CapsBlues
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) November 24, 2016