Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds completed what is known as the Gordie Howe hat trick on Wednesday night in an exciting 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Howe, who played for the Detroit Red Wings for 25 years in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, had a rare combination of scoring ability and toughness. His style of play led to the feat of scoring a goal, recording an assist and getting into a fight all in one game being named after him. Simmonds scored a goal, recorded an assist and picked up a fighting major when he dropped the gloves with Pittsburgh’s Tanner Glass — all in the first two periods. He also scored the go-ahead goal for Philly in the third period to make his night even more impressive. Any NHL player can score a sweet goal or get into a vicious fight, but doing both in the same night and also adding an assist to the mix takes a lot of work. For that, we applaud Simmonds. Stick tap to The 700 Level The post Wayne Simmonds records a Gordie Howe hat trick against Penguins (Video) appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Wayne Rooney Cusses at Camera After Hat Trick, FA to Investigate Art Howe Disappointed with Way He Was Portrayed in Moneyball Junior hockey player jumps through glass on goal celebration (Video)
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