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The Russian forward club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Pittsburgh penguins” Evgeni Malkin scored a hat-trick Gordy Howe in a match of the regular championship against “Washington capitals”. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
In the first period he got into a fight with the defender of the opposing team by Brenden Dillon and striker Nick Dowd. Separate players, the referee also received several blows to the head and body. Then Malkin was given an assist on Patrick Hornqvist. In the third period, the Russians scored a goal.
The meeting was held in Washington and ended with the victory of the hosts with the score 5:3. Thus, Washington regained the lead in the Metropolitan division, on account of his 82 points. “Pittsburgh” (80 points) is second.
A hat-trick Gordy Howe is the informal name of the phenomenon, when a player in one match throws the puck, makes a scoring pass and participates in the fight. Canadian Gordie Howe, after whom the hat-trick was named, was known for its outstanding scoring ability and aggressiveness on the ice.
Video, photo All from Russia.