The Washington Capitals made easy work of the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night in D.C.  They rode on the back of star Alex Ovechkin, who recorded his 21st career hat trick.

It’s hard to lose a game when your best player puts in three goals all by himself.  Ovechkin’s teammates added three goals of their own for the 6-2 win.

There is no Stanley Cup hangover for the Caps, who have picked up right where they left off last season, on top of the Metro.

Are we going to have back-to-back champs this year?