January 09, 2010

Hats Off To Burrows

Vancouver's Alex Burrows has hat tricks in consecutive games. Tonight he tries to become the first player in NHL history to scorer three goals in tree consecutive games.

I was trying to piece together a list of players who were in this position before, but the information is very hard to find. Twice in Vancouver history has this happened, as Bobby Schmautz (1972) and Petri Skriko (1986) had 2 game streaks.

The last time a NHLer had back to back hat tricks was in 2007 when Ilya Kovalchuk of the Atlanta Thrashers pulled the trick.

By the way, Burrows feat is so big it has even been reported in the Tehran Times in Iran!

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