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Watch Kyle Palmieri collect his first hat trick

Feb 28, 2013, 12:45 AM EST

The Anaheim Ducks started 2013 strong even as Ryan Getzlaf and especially Corey Perry struggled. Now that they’re on fire, the Ducks are reaping the benefits – and so is young forward Kyle Palmieri.

He made some great plays of his own to score the first hat trick of his career – a natural one, at that – in the Anaheim Ducks’ dominant 5-1 win against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.

Here’s video of that trio:

Interestingly, Perry and Getzlaf assisted on all three of his consecutive goals. In fact, the box score read the same each time: Perry provided the primary helper while Getzlaf got the secondary one.

Palmieri now has seven goals on the season. The Ducks’ Twitter feed provided some interesting nuggets:

  • That’s the 40th hat trick and the 15th player to record one in franchise history.
  • It’s the sixth natural hat trick by a Ducks player.
  • At 22, he’s the second-youngest to get a trio; Bobby Ryan did it when he was 21.
  1. manchestermiracle - Feb 28, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    “…in the Anaheim Ducks’ dominant 5-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks…”

    Points for pointing out the obvious error?

    • James O'Brien - Feb 28, 2013 at 1:13 AM

      Fixed, thanks.

  2. acieu - Feb 28, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    I wonder if the Capitals wish they had not fired Bruce? He seems to produce exciting offensive teams.

  3. acieu - Feb 28, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    I wonder if the Capitals ever wish they had not fired Bruce? He seems to produce exciting offensive minded teams. Seems ages ago when Washington was fun to watch. And the results have stayed the same with no Stanley Cup. The Caps unfortunately are like watching paint dry now. Sad but true.

  4. timmmah10 - Feb 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Has to be the first time in history a natural hatrick had natural assist pairings too, right?

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