WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin's 11th career hat trick powered the Washington Capitals to a 5-1 victory over New Jersey Saturday.
Ovechkin scored twice in a four-goal third period for the Caps, who had lost to the Devils Thursday.
Ovechkin opened the scoring in the second period but Ilya Kovalchuk tied it 1-1 at 19:22 of the second.
Braden Holtby stopped 21 shots for the Caps.
New Jersey's Johan Hedberg made 21 saves but allowed all five Washington goals.