Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Yep, that’s what we said – hockey props.

You know T.A.H. doesn’t care about hockey, but we are savvy enough about the burned burger (hockey puck) sport to appreciate good playoff hockey when we see it.

Last night in the Caps 4-3 victory over the Penguins, we saw it.

Washington’s Alex Ovechkin scored his first playoff hat trick and not to be outdone the Pens Sidney Crosby did the same. Only four times in NHL playoff hockey have opposing players each scored a hat trick.

It was only the second time in Capitals franchise history that two players recorded hat tricks in a game. Washington's Al Iafrate and the New York Islanders' Ray Ferraro did it in a 6-4 Capitals win on April 26, 1993.

It was a historic night for the NHL. Its two biggest stars – rivals who don't care for each other – had their biggest playoff performances head-to-head. Ovechkin claimed the winning hand, breaking a tie with a pair of goals less than three minutes apart in the third period.

The Capitals lead the series 2-0.

Redskin’s head coach Jimmy Zorn was at the game.

The rest of the fans were fired up and all in red. Check out the scoop at D.C. Sports Blog.

(Photos by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

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