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Ovechkin bags first hat-trick in KHL (VIDEO)

Published time: December 03, 2012 11:12
Edited time: December 03, 2012 15:12

Alex Ovechkin (C) and Dynamo teammates celebrate after scoring (RIA Novosti/Vladimir Fedorenko)

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Alex Ovechkin and his team Dynamo Moscow remain on top of the the KHL, while their main rivals SKA Saint Petersburg are struggling to find their winning ways and have been pushed from the second spot by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

­It would've taken a brave man to bet against Dynamo Moscow last Monday as the KHL leaders hosted struggling Atlant at home.  

But pre-game calculations don’t matter once the players hit the rink as Andreas Enquist opening on a breakaway for the underdogs.

Fedor Tyutin then added a beautiful one-timer on a powerplay, with Maksim Mayorov netting the third for the visitors, 0-3.

Comeback kings of the league, Dynamo, were unable to do it again, going down with 4-2 scoreline.

But the Muscovites were soon to regain their winning ways, bringing a 3-1 win from a visit Dynamo Riga.  

And they kept on shining at Donbass, with Aleksandr Ovechkin stealing the show with his first hat-trick in the KHL.

The Gagarin Cup holders are still top of the league as 'Alex the Gr8' keeps his eye on the prize he's yet to win.

However, earlier this week Donbass proved to be too hard a nut to crack for another KHL powerhouse, SKA.

A 3-2 win put the Ukrainian debutants six points away from the play-off zone in the West.

Whatever the reason SKA's manager Milos Riha was sacked it doesn’t seem to improve the St Pete team’s game.

After the Donbass defeat it got even worse as SKA were thrashed by Spartak 6-1 in the Russian capital to leave newly-assigned coach, Jukka Jalonen, with a lot to think over.

Meanwhile, Lokomotiv climbed to second in the table, snatching a 3-2 victory against visiting Salavat Yulaev.

Click the VIDEO to check out the best goal, assist, bodycheck and save from Week 12 of the KHL.