Originally written January 24, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix wing Steve Sullivan needed only three games to underscore the value of his offseason acquisition as a combination veteran clubhouse presence and offensive spark. "You are brought in for a certain reason, and you don't want to disappoint. I think it is no different for myself," Sullivan said. "I want to go make sure I go out and do the best I can. If the goals come, that's great." The goals came Wednesday, when Sullivan had his eighth career hat trick to lead the Coyotes to their first victory of the season, 5-1 over Columbus at Jobing.com Arena. Sullivan tipped in a shot from Derek Morris 10:01 into the third period to give the Coyotes a 4-1 lead, completing the hat trick. Sullivan scored on a 5-on-3 power play for a 3-1 lead four minutes into the third period after tying the game at 1 with 12 minutes remaining in the second period. "You have to be lucky, and tonight was one of those opportunities where it was rig...
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