Hats off, John Tavares

Hat, John Tavares

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Cowboy hat, bowler hat, straw hat, John Tavares amassed them all Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena, scoring three goals in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Philadelphia Flyers. 

The Toronto team captain started his hat trick late in the first period. His powerful slap shot not only eluded goaltender Felix Sandstrom, but also allowed the crowd favorites to retreat to the locker room with a one-goal lead.

Tavares only returned to the charge in the second half of the third twenty. Number 91 initially mocked defender Travis Sanheim before going about it twice to flash the red light. Tavares completed his power play feat, putting the finishing touches on an Auston Matthews game.

The winners' striker ended his match with four points, he who had also been an accomplice to Matthews' success in the first twenty. He has 14 points since the start of the campaign, including seven goals.

Zach Aston-Reese was the other Maple Leafs player to beat Sandstrom, who gave up five times on 44 shots.< /p>

At the other end of the rink, Ilya Samsonov saved 23 of the 25 pucks aimed at him. He was only beaten by Joel Farabee and Owen Tippett.

Nothing is going well for the Penguins

In Buffalo, the misery of the Pittsburgh Penguins continued, they who bent their backs for the sixth time in a row. This time, the Sabers had the best by the score of 6 to 3.

The visitors had however control of the game, they who had taken a lead of 3 to 1 from the eighth second of the third period .

The crowd favorites, however, scored five unanswered goals to come from behind. Tage Thompson and Victor Olofsson tied the game first, then Alex Tuch gave the lead.

Kyle Okposo and Olofsson, in an empty net, completed the scoring.

Gotkeeper Casey DeSmith was the victim of this late Sabers push, he who finally gave up four times on 31 shots, including three times on 11 shots in the third period.

At the n the other end of the rink, Eric Comrie made 18 saves in the victory, yielding on shots from Jason Zucker, Josh Archibald and Jake Guentzel.