Despite only four games on the NHL docket, we had our first two hat tricks of the season as Marion Gaborik of the Rangers and Steve Sullivan of Phoenix each tallied thrice on Wednesday. Let’s take a look around the league and see who else picked up wins on Wednesday.
Toronto knocked off Pittsburgh 5-2 with James van Riemsdyk leading the way for the Leafs. He had a pair of second-period goals and an assist. Nikolai Kulemin had three assists in the victory. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins.
Gaborik finished his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the Rangers snuck past Boston 4-3. Henrik Lundqvist outdueled Tukka Rask for his first win of the season.
Vancouver knocked off Calgary in a shootout 3-2 in a battle of winless teams.
Sullivan had a hat trick as Phoenix thumped Columbus 5-1. Oliver Ekman-Larsson provided the other two goals for the Coyotes as they pick up their first win of the season. Despite the win, Phoenix may have suffered a loss as you’ll read i...