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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/07/2010

Ovechkin on his hat trick and the Caps' win

Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma might not have wanted to blame the weather for his team's loss, but Alex Ovechkin had no qualms about pointing a finger at the snow for Washington's sluggish start in an eventual 5-4 win.

"I think it's the weather," said Ovechkin, who got to wear the hard hat after his third goal sent the game to overtime. "The crowd wasn't getting into it during the first period. You can see the crowd pushing us in the third period, and we just keep going, keep going and it's pretty sick."

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