(St. Paul, MN) — Washington star Alex Ovechkin scored his 14th career hat trick with three second period goals to help the Capitals beat the Wild 4-3 on Thursday night in St. Paul. Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter and Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild as they lost their 12th defeat in their last 13 games, and seventh straight loss overall. Caps backstop Braden Holtby halted 33 shots in the victory. Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk (DOOB-nik) stopped 29 shots in the loss. The Wild finish the three game homestand on Saturday afternoon when they host Boston at 1 P-M.