Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/27/13

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 14: Thomas Hickey of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with Patrick Mullen and teammates after scoring a first period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL Rookie game at Jobing.com Arena on September 14, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Thomas Hickey hooked him like a fish in Long Island sound. Vinny Lecavalier went down hard on the ice -- without a call from the official. “After I fell down, I didn’t see, but I got back up and G (Claude Giroux) made a great play back onto my stick,” Lecavalier said, describing what became his hat-trick goal that iced a 5-2 rout of the Isles at Nassau Coliseum. Giroux’s pass was a no-look, backhander 8:53 into the third period that gave Flyers goalie Steve Mason some measure of comfort with a 4-2 lead. “He dove for the puck, second effort, and we love seeing that,” Giroux said of Lecavalier, who got himself back into the play after being tripped. “He’s a guy with a lot of character, and he never gives up.” It was Lecavalier’s seventh career hatter and first since March 11, 2008, when he was in Tampa Bay. It was also the highlight of the Flyers’ season thus far, as they finally scored more than two goals in a game and also won two games in succession. “Overall, this was a great
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