Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hat Trick News: Tarasenko, Galchenyuk Record Rare Feats

Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk and St. Louis's Vladimir Tarasenko eached recorded rare hat trick milestones for their storied franchises on Tuesday night (one more storied that the other, but hey, both storied nonetheless).

Tarasenko recorded his second career hat trick in the Blues 5-2 win over the Kings, and in the process became the second St. Louis player to record multiple hat tricks in the same season (and the first to do it since Brett Hull 18 years ago).

Tarasenko, who now has 20 goals on the season and is second in the NHL in goals scored, also became the first Blue to record four points in a game more than once in a season in 14 years.

See video here:

Galchenyuk notched his triple in Les Habs 4-1 win over Carolina and in the process joined Guy Lafleur, Boom Boom Geoffrion and Stephane Richer in a special club:

See Galchenyuk's hat trick here (note that his teammates on the ice left him hanging after the third goal just to have a little fun with hiim (that's why he's smiling even bigger than he normally would have been):