Washington Capitals rookie Alexander Ovechkin has his first National Hockey League hat trick, scoring his third goal of the game in overtime to lift the Capitals to a 3-2 win over the Mighty Ducks in Anaheim.
Ovechkin leads NHL rookies with 30 goals and 55 points. His game-winning goal Friday snapped Washington's six-game losing streak.
Carolina's Frantisek Kaberle scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to give the Hurricanes a 5-4 victory over the visiting Nashville Predators. The Hurricanes have won six straight games.
New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur notched his second straight shutout in the Devils 3-0 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks. The Devils have a five-game winning streak.
The Atlanta Thrashers earned their fourth straight win by downing the St. Louis Blues 2-0 in Atlanta.
Elsewhere in the NHL Friday, the Tampa Bay Lightning doubled the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 in Tampa, and the Chicago Blackhawks eclipsed Pittsburgh 4-1, handing the visiting Penguins their fifth straight loss.Some information for this report was provided by AP.