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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), of Russia, gets around Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, also of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Nikita Kucherov scores in OT, Lightning beat Capitals

- Associated Press

Nikita Kucherov got his second goal of the game on a power play in overtime, Tampa Bay held high-scoring Alex Ovechkin pointless and the Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Monday night.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his third goal of the game as Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) skates behind  during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Alex Ovechkin nets hat trick, Capitals beat Senators in shootout

Associated Press

Alex Ovechkin had a hat trick in a 6:33 span in the third period and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the shootout winner in the Washington Capitals' 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.