Wednesday, March 06, 2013

No Gordie Howe hat trick for us

While watching the RANGERS play the FLYERS last night (a 4-2 win for New York), the girls and I began discussing one of ICE HOCKEY'S more unusual statistics -- the "GORDIE HOWE HAT TRICK."
 Named for the Hall of Famer skilled with stick and fist, a Gordie Howe hat trick occurs when a player accomplishes three feats in a single game:
1. Scores a goal
2. Provides an assist
3. Gets in a fight
Retired wing BRENDAN SHANAHAN is acknowledged as the leader in the unofficial list of Gordie Howe hat trick players.
Sadly, we didn't one last night.