Connor McDavid Records 10th Career Hat Trick


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Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the 2021-2022 season 17:29 into the first period of Saturday night’s game against the Calgary Flames. McDavid would then go on to find the back of the net two more times before this game was over. This earned him his 10th career hat trick and helped the Oilers come out on top in this matchup. Playing against the Flames all but guarantees a great night in store for McDavid. He has played Calgary 31 times in his career. During those games he has accumulated 26 goals. In fact, three out of his 10 career hat tricks have come courtesy his province rival.

Although McDavid put on quite the show, goalie Mike Smith also put on a solid performance that served as a deciding factor in this game. Smith made 45 saves on 47 shots to earn himself a save percentage of .957. The Flames outshot the Oilers in this game 47-33, so Smith’s net presence gave his team the offensive opportunity to secure a win.

Derek Ryan opened the scoring in this matchup, with his goal scored 13:08 into the first. The only other goal scorer for Edmonton in the game was Jesse Puljujarvi, who netted his shot 5:29 into the third. Along with McDavid, Puljujarvi also posted a three-point night. He picked up two assists during this matchup, in addition to his goal.

On the Flames side, Andrew Mangiapane and Elias Lindholm picked up a goal each. This game, however, was dominated by Edmonton through and through. Jacob Markstrom allowed four goals on 32 shots over the course of the night and his team leaves Edmonton with a loss.

ARIZONA 1 BUFFALO 2 (SO)

Andrew Ladd opened the scoring in this game, as he netted a goal 13:51 into the first. His goal was assisted by Ryan Dzingel and Johan Larsson. This put Arizona up 1-0.

Cody Eakin responded in the second for Buffalo, as he scored a power play goal just over a minute into the period. His goal was assisted by Drake Caggiula and Rasmus Dahlin. This tied the game up 1-1, which is the score that would remain all the way till the end of regulation.

This game would eventually need a shootout to be decided. Nick Schmaltz was the only player to score for Arizona. Tage Thompson and Arttu Ruotsalainen found the back of the net for the Sabres, thus earring a victory for Buffalo.

Karel Vejmelka stopped 32 out of the 33 shots he faced during 65 minutes of play. Despite not being able to hold on in the shootout, it was a pretty good NHL debut for the 25-year-old.

Dustin Tokarski made 20 saves on 21 shots during regulation and overtime. This earned him a save percentage of .952 in this game.

NEW YORK 1 FLORIDA 5

Sam Bennett earned himself a hat trick in this matchup. He opened the scoring in this game by scoring the sole goal of the first period. He later scored a goal in the second, before completing his hat trick in the third.

Anthony Duclair also netted a goal in this game. He scored with just over a minute left in the second period to put the Panthers up 3-0.

Oliver Wahlstrom was the only Islanders player to find the back of the net in this matchup. He scored 3:30 into the third period on the power play to set the score at 3-1.

Aleksander Barkov closed the scoring with his goal scored just over 12 minutes into the final period of play.

Jonathan Huberdeau, Carter Verhaeghe, Aaron Ekblad, Radko Gudas, Matt Kiersted, and MacKenzie Weegar all ended their nights with an assist each. Gustav Forsling picked up two assists over the course of this game.

Ilya Sorokin allowed five goals on 29 shots to end his night with a save percentage of .828.

Sergei Bobrovsky allowed just one goal on 30 shots to earn himself a save percentage of .967. He stopped all of the 21 even-strength attempts he faced during this game.

DALLAS 1 BOSTON 3

Brad Marchand was the first player on the scoreboard, as he netted a goal 17:38 into the first. He would then go on to end the scoring in this game by scoring his second of the night 18:23 into the third period. His first goal was unassisted and his second goal was assisted by David Pastrnak.

Luke Glendening was the only goal scorer for the Stars in this game. He scored near the midpoint of the second period. His goal was assisted by Tanner Kero.

Jake DeBrusk also netted a goal in this game. He scored early in the third. His goal was assisted by Nick Foligno and Erik Haula.

Braden Holtby made 37 saves on 39 shots to earn himself a save percentage of .949. Overall, this was a good game for Holtby, despite coming out of it with a loss.

Jeremy Swayman allowed just one goal on 28 shots to post a save percentage of .964.

OTTAWA 1 TORONTO 3

Wayne Simmonds was the first player to find the back of the net in this game, as he scored just over two minutes after puck drop. His goal was assisted by Rasmus Sandin and Travis Dermott.

Alexander Kerfoot helped build the Leafs lead under six minutes later with a goal of his own. His goal was assisted by William Nylander.

Josh Norris scored the only goal for the Senators in this game. He scored on the power play with under three minutes remaining in the second to bring Ottawa within one. His goal was assisted by Drake Batherson and Tyler Ennis.

Michael Bunting scored the last goal of the game 7:57 into the third. This was his first goal with the Maple Leafs. His goal was assisted by Alexander Kerfoot and Timothy Liljegren.

Anton Forsberg made 26 saves on 29 shots to finish his game off with a save percentage of .897

Jack Campbell allowed just one goal on 21 shots to post a save percentage of .952.

NEW YORK 3 MONTREAL 1

Chris Kreider was the first player to find the back of the net in this game, as he scored 9:59 into the second period on the power play. His goal was assisted by Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin.

Jonathan Drouin was the only Canadiens player to notch a goal in this game, as he tied the score up 1-1 with his goal scored 9:24 into the third. His goal was assisted by Christian Dvorak and Brett Kulak.

Alexis Lafrenière broke the tie, as he scored the game winner 9:50 into the third. His goal was assisted by Mika Zibanejad and Adam Fox.

Kevin Rooney closed the scoring with an unassisted goal scored with ten seconds to go in the game.

Igor Shesterkin allowed just one goal on 32 shots to end his night with a save percentage of .969.

Jake Allen made 21 saves on 23 shots to post a save percentage of .913.

VANCOUVER 1 DETROIT 3

Robby Fabbri opened the scoring in this game with his goal scored 11:05 into the first. This goal was assisted by Marc Staal and Gustav Lindstrom.

Conor Garland then tied the game up 1-1, with his goal scored just under five minutes into the second. His goal was assisted by Bo Horvat and Tanner Pearson.

Filip Zadina sealed the victory for the Red Wings with his game-winner, scored 6:42 into the second on the power play. This goal was assisted by Moritz Seider and Filip Hronek.

Sam Gagner finished off the scoring for Detroit by scoring the sole goal of the third period. This goal was assisted by Tyler Bertuzzi.

Jaroslav Halak allowed two goals on 20 shots to end his night with a save percentage of .900.

Thomas Greiss had a great night in net, as he made 40 saves on 41 shots to earn himself an impressive .976 save percentage.

CHICAGO 2 PITTSBURGH 5

Teddy Blueger scored the first goal of the game for Pittsburgh just 15 seconds after puck drop. His goal was assisted by Brock McGinn and John Marino.

Drew O’Connor then helped build the Penguins lead with a goal scored 5:33 into the first. This goal was assisted by Dominik Simon and Brian Dumoulin.

Brock McGinn made the score 3-0 just over five minutes later with a goal of his own. His goal was assisted by Drew O’Connor.

Danton Heinen capped off an eventful first for Pittsburgh with his goal scored 11:25 into the period. This put Pittsburgh up 4-0 heading into the second. His goal was assisted by Jake Guentzel and Jeff Carter.

Patrick Kane finally got the Blackhawks on the board with a power play goal scored five minutes into the second. His goal was assisted by Seth Jones and Alex DeBrincat.

Jason Zucker notched a goal to put the Penguins up 5-1 towards the end of the second. His goal was assisted by Kasperi Kapanen and Evan Rodrigues.

Kirby Dach was the final player to see the scoreboard, as he secured goal number two for the Blackhawks in the third. His goal was assisted by Brandon Hagel and Patrick Kane.

Tristan Jarry allowed two goals on 20 shots to end his game with a save percentage of .900.

Marc-Andre Fleury started this game, but was pulled after he allowed four goals on 10 shots in just over 11 minutes of play. Kevin Lankinen played the remainder of this game and made 15 saves on 16 shots.

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TAMPA BAY 2 WASHINGTON 1 (OT)

Alex Ovechkin was the only goal scorer for Washington in this game. He scored with just under two minutes remaining in the second to become the first player on the scoreboard in this matchup. His goal was assisted by Trevor van Riemsdyk and Tom Wilson.

Mikhail Sergachev tied the game up 1-1 with his goal scored 4:23 into the third. HIs goal was assisted by Steven Stamkos and Erik Cernak.

Steven Stamkos would end up being the overtime hero when this matchup when to additional minutes. He secure the victory for the Lightning with his goal scored 4:45 into overtime. The sole assist on that goal belonged to Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

Vitek Vanecek allowed two goals on 24 shots to finish his night off with a save percentage of .917.

Andrei Vasilevskiy finally broke his rough start to the season with a good performance in this matchup. He made 32 saves on 33 shots to earn himself a save percentage of .970.

SEATTLE 1 COLUMBUS 2 (OT)

Brandon Tanev was the first player on the scoreboard, as he netted a goal 14:32 into the second. His goal was assisted by Ryan Donato.

Eric Robinson tied the game up for Columbus with a goal scored midway through he third. This goal was assisted by Gregory Hofmann and Scott Harrington.

Patrik Laine secured the victory for the Blue Jackets when he scored 2:16 into overtime. His goal was assisted by Zach Werenski and Max Domi.

Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 out of 25 shots to end his night with a save percentage of .920.

Elvis Merzlikins allowed just one goal on 20 shots to post a save percentage of .950.

CAROLINA 3 NASHVILLE 2

Jesper Fast opened scoring in this matchup 6:19 into the first period. His goal was assisted by Jordan Staal and Jaccob Slavin.

Ryan Johansen tied the game up 1-1 with his goal scored at 7:54 into the second.

Andrei Svechnikov gave Carolina a 2-1 lead with his goal scored with six minutes left in regulation. This goal was assisted by Martin Necas and Brett Pesce.

Teuvo Teravainen put the Hurricanes up 3-1 just over four minutes later. Martin Necas secured the primary assist on the goal and Sebastian Aho was credited with the second helper.

Filip Forsberg wrapped up the scoring in this game with a late goal scored 19:15 into the third. His goal was assisted by Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Johansen. This was enough to bring the Predators within one, but not enough to avoid a loss.

Juuse Saros made 29 saves on 31 shots to post a saved percentage of .935.

Frederik Andersen made 38 saves on 40 shots to help his team clinch a victory in this matchup.

ST. LOUIS 5 COLORADO 3

Justin Faulk scored the sole goal of the first period to give the Blues an early lead.

Brayden Schenn then built on that lead with a goal scored 8:35 into the second.

David Perron made the score 3-0 just over three minutes later. This was the first of the two goals Perron would score in this game.

Andre Burakovsky was the first Avalanche player on the board. He scored 14:09 into the second to set the score at 3-1.

Tyson Jost and J.T. Compher picked up two goals for Colorado within two minutes in the third. Their efforts brought the Avalanche within one.

Ryan O’Reilly closed the scoring with his goal netted with 20 seconds left in the game.

For Colorado Cale Makar, Samuel Girard, Mikko Rantanen, and J.T. Compher all picked up an assist each. Nazem Kadri notched two assists in this game.

For St. Louis Brandon Saad, Tyler Bozak, Ivan Barbashev, Pavel Buchnevich, Marco Scandella, Colton Parayko, and Justin Faulk all secured an assist each. Jordan Kyrou had two assists on the night.

Jordan Binnington made 29 saves on 32 shots to earn himself a save percentage of .906.

Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals on 27 shots to end the game with a save percentage of .852.

WINNIPEG 3 SAN JOSE 4

Pierre-Luc Dubois opened scoring in this game with a goal netted 4:20 into the first. This goal was assisted by Brenden Dillon and Neal Pionk.

Andrew Copp put the Jets up 2-0 with a short-handed goal scored just over a minute into the second period. His goal was assisted by Adam Lowry.

Andrew Cogliano got the Sharks on the board with his short-handed goal scored just over three minutes into the second. His goal was assisted by Logan Couture and Brent Burns.

Jasper Weatherby tied the game up 2-2 just under 10 minutes later with a power play goal. His goal was assisted by Erik Karlsson and Kevin Labanc.

Tomas Hertl gave the Sharks their first lead of the game with his power play goal scored 3:25 into the third. His goal was assisted by Jasper Weatherby and William Eklund.

Rudolfs Blazers was the last San Jose Player to score in this game. He put the Sharks up 4-2 just over five minutes into the third. His goal was assisted by Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl.

Jansen Harkins wrapped up scoring with a goal netted 13:28 into the third. This goal was assisted by Logan Stanley and Josh Morrissey. This set the final score at 4-3.

Connor Hellebuyck did not have his best night, as he allowed four goals on 31 shots to post a save percentage of .871.

Adin Hill made 20 saves on 23 shots to end his night with a save percentage of .870.

CALGARY 2 EDMONTON 5

Derek Ryan opened the scoring in this matchup, with his goal scored 13:08 into the first. His goal was assisted by Warren Foegele and Zack Kassian.

Connor McDavid then kicked off his night just over four minutes later with a power play goal. This goal was assisted by Jesse Puljujarvi and Leon Draisaitl. McDavid notched goal number two on the power play as well, 5:33 into the second period. This goal was assisted by Darnell Nurse and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Andrew Mangiapane was the first player on the scoreboard for Calgary. He scored near the midpoint of the second and the assists on the goal were credited to Dillon Dube and Juuso Valimaki.

Elias Lindholm scored the final Flames goal of the game on the power play just over five minutes into the third. His goal was assisted by Matthew Tkachuk and Rasmus Andersson.

Jesse Puljujarvi put the Oilers up 4-2 with a goal scored 5:29 into the the third. This goal was assisted by Cody Ceci and Leon Draisaitl.

McDavid then concluded scoring and completed his hat trick with a goal scored 18:23 into the third. This final goal was assisted by Jesse Puljujarvi and Leon Draisaitl, both of whom also had a three-point night.

Mike Smith had the most stellar goaltending performance out of all the Saturday games, as he allowed just two goals on 47 shots.

Jacob Markstrom did not have his best showing, as he allowed four goals on 32 shots to end his night with a save percentage of .875.

MINNESOTA 3 LOS ANGELES 2

Viktor Arvidsson opened the scoring in this matchup, as he netted a power play goal just over five minutes into the second. This goal was assisted by Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty.
Frederick Gaudreau helped Minnesota respond under a minute later. His goal was assisted by Kevin Fiala and Dmitry Kulikov.

Victor Rask then put the Wild up 2-1. His goal was assisted by Kirill Kaprizov.

Ryan Hartman scored 16:52 into the second to increase the Minnesota lead to 3-1. His goal was assisted by Marcus Foligno and Jordan Greenway.

Anze Kopitar was the last player to see the scoreboard in this game. He scored 7:28 into the third to set the score at 3-2. The assists on his goal were credited to Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick.

Cam Talbot made 29 saves on 31 shots to earn back-to-back victories. He has had two good performances on two consecutive days.

Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on 30 shots to end his night with a saved percentage of .900.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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