Red Wings vs. Capitals: Gustav Nyquist scores hat trick

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Nyquist singlehandedly brought the Wings back into the game.

If Sweden ever needs extra forward help in Sochi in a few weeks, Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist made a pretty big case for himself on Sunday.

Nyquist scored three goals against the Washington Capitals, dragging his team back from multiple two-goal deficits to keep the game alive.

A big reason why was his net presence. When the Capitals coughed up rebounds, Nyquist was there to pounce.

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That first period goal got the Red Wings on the board after two quick goals from the Capitals. When Washington reestablished a two-goal lead in the second period, Nyquist brought Detroit back within one.

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Nyquist completed the hat trick and the comeback in one stroke thanks to a terrific pass from Henrik Zetterberg in the third period.

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There's no question this game is important for both teams' playoff chances. The Red Wings owe Nyquist dinner or something.

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