The Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers on their ice in a 4-3 NHL home game in the regular season.
The captain of the winners, Alexander Ovechkin, scored three goals. The Russian forward scored his 28th NHL hat-trick. For this indicator, he came in 6th place in league history, on par with Marcel Dionny and Bobby Hull.
Ovechkin became the oldest player in the history of the capital club with a hat-trick in an NHL match. At the time of the match with Florida, Alexander was 36 years old and 70 days old.
- Ovechkin beats Lefler and Shanahan in NHL's history of top scorers