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Video: Pacioretty’s natural hat trick stops Wild, Harding

Nov 20, 2013, 12:12 AM EDT

Max Pacioretty ended an eight-game goalless streak and the Minnesota Wild’s eight-game standings point streak in a big way on Tuesday.

His natural hat trick fueled a 6-2 win for Montreal against the Wild on Tuesday. You can find his threesome of tallies in the highlights below:

Pacioretty hadn’t scored a goal since Oct. 12 and only had an assist in that time. Meanwhile, Minnesota hadn’t lost in regulation since Oct. 28; the Wild’s only other loss of any kind was a 3-2 shootout defeat to the Washington Capitals on Nov. 7.

Actually, a third run ended, as Josh Harding finally had a rough night. He was pulled on Tuesday and saw a four-game losing streak end. Harding hadn’t lost in regulation since Oct. 17 until tonight.

  1. mp1131211 - Nov 20, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    I couldn’t believe that was Pacioretty getting slammed in the glass exactly in the same way he did from Chara. Guess it pissed him off- he got even!

  2. mnwildnstar - Nov 20, 2013 at 5:24 AM

    Lol, yeah he got even and a few of his friends even helped. Great game for him…congrats to him.

  3. lovac2 - Nov 20, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    So, what’s the difference between a natural and an unnatural hat trick?

    • packerswin96 - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      A natural hat trick is scoring 3 goals in 1 period or scoring 3 straight.

      • missthemexpos - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM

        Slight correction, 3 straight goals in succession for 1 player, (nothing to do with 1 period).

  4. terrier92 - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    I hate anything Habs Please NHL network please stop showing 24CH Watching it is actually having the effect of me beginning to like some of these guys and as Bruins fan that is not good BTW it is a great show but sadly I can no longer watch lol

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