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DENVER - OCTOBER 14: Joffrey Lupul #15 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on against Antti Laaksonen#24 of the Colorado Avalanche on October 14, 2006 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Oilers won 4-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Joffrey Lupul had three goals in a wild second period, his first hat trick in almost four years, to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Wednesday night. Lupul scored three times in a span of 7:22 against Martin Brodeur, who returned to the ice after missing six games with a bruised right shoulder. Joey Crabb and Mihkail Grabovski also had goals for the Maple Leafs. The last time Lupul scored three goals in a game was Dec. 12, 2007, when he had six points for the Philadelphia Flyers against Pittsburgh. He scored four goals in a Western Conference playoff game for Anaheim on May 10, 2006. Phil Kessel padded his NHL scoring lead with two assists for Toronto (8-3-1).
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