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Watch Zetterberg’s fifth career hat trick

Feb 2, 2013, 12:22 AM EDT

Although some will question the outcome of Detroit’s 5-3 victory over St. Louis due to the controversial ejection of Blues forward David Backes, the Red Wings had a strong showing.

Plenty of players contributed to Detroit’s victory, but Henrik Zetterberg was the clear first star with his fifth career hat trick.

If you want to watch the 32-year-old forward’s heroics, including an unusually dramatic empty netter, you can do so below:

Zetterberg also registered two assists for Detroit and is now on a six-game point streak.

With 12 points in seven games, he’s tied for sixth in the league’s scoring race.

  1. themagicfanguy - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Doesn’t matter, Bolts are winning the Cup anyway!

    • bensawesomeness - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:44 AM

      They’ll make it interesting in the East at least.

    • valoisvipers - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:57 AM

      Time to get out of the sun,I think it is affecting your brain. But yes they are looking mighty fine right now but lets see how they do against some stiffer competition.

    • 19to77 - Feb 2, 2013 at 3:55 AM

      Scoring a lot of goals is easy when your opponents are Bryzgalov, Pavelec, Neuvirth/Holtby and whatever nightmare roulette of mediocrity the Panthers are fielding. Let’s see that 5.29 GPG hold up against some *good* teams before the Cup talk starts.

  2. hypefree10 - Feb 2, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Thee original Hank.

  3. 19to77 - Feb 2, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    Wow. That’s one way to drive the net. Looked practically Forsbergian for a minute there. Just… screw you, I’m scoring, deal with it.

  4. desertfan - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    HZ and Pavel- Wow but missed by most!!

  5. redwingsfan999 - Feb 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Great game hank

  6. schapley18 - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    What a beast of a fantasy day Hank had for me…just wish I got extra points for the effort he put in for that shorthanded empty netter…WOW.

  7. eastcoastwingette - Feb 2, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Those Royal Swedish Snowballs must have given him magical powers.

  8. misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Something something Idiots who wrote the Wings off after 1 game

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