Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hornqvist Nets Hattie in Pens' Playoff Opener

The Penguins got off to a flying start on Wednesday night as they took it to the Rangers, 5-2, behind Patric Hornqvist's first career playoff hat-trick.

Hornqvist racked up a four-point night, meaning he has already tied his career-best total for points in a post-season (he got four in ten games in the 2011-2012 playoffs for the Preds).

The Swede became the first player to record a hat-trick in his team's playoff opener in 13 years. The last player to do it was Alexander Mogilny in 2003 (with Toronto):

Here's Hornqvist's first of the night:

Here's Hornqvist's second of the night.

The third was an empty-netter.