A certain Hurricanes defenceman scored a natural hat trick, the team got a Fat Trick, and a couple of players hit some milestones.
Here are five things we learned in the NHL on Tuesday night.
Faulk natural hat trick, Hurricanes second Fat Trick
Justin Faulk did something during the Carolina Hurricanes’ game against the Los Angeles Kings that few prolific scorers have been able to do: score a natural hat trick.
Faulk scored the second, third and fourth goals during the Hurricanes’ 7-3 win and became just the 10th different defenceman in NHL history to score thrice in a row.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 14, 2018
Amazingly, Al MacInnis achieved the feat twice, once in 1996 and another in 1998, and Dustin Byfuglien was the latest to score three straight.
Faulk’s second goal also gave the Hurricanes their second Fat Trick of the season.
A Fat Trick, according to The News & Observer, occurs after the following three events.
▪ Any time Faulk scores, Triangle-area Moe’s locations hand out a free side of queso the next day.
▪ Papa John’s offers half-priced pizzas (online only) on days after the Canes score at least three goals.
▪ And Bojangles’ gives free Bo-Berry biscuits to customers who say “I’m a Caniac, and it’s Bo Time!” the morning after the Canes score a power-play goal.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) February 14, 2018
Faulk’s second goal fulfilled all three requirements of the Fat Trick and even the in-house announcer got in on the action.
I got to announce a Fat Trick. I'm living my best life. https://t.co/1OzG6oZeKJ
— H. Wade Minter (@minter) February 14, 2018
Since Faulk secured all three food groups for Caniac nation with one shot, does that mean he scored a natural Fat Trick?
Hall stays devilishly hot
New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall entered Tuesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers riding a 14-game point streak during which he amassed an astounding nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points.
Five minutes into the second period, Hall extended the streak …read more