Bill Guerin scored his first three goals for the Islanders in their 5-2 win over the Capitals in Washington on Thursday night. It was the ninth regular-season hat trick of Guerin's NHL career. The Islanders are the sixth different team for which Guerin has recorded a regular-season hat trick, an NHL record. He's also scored three goals in a game for the Devils (once), Bruins (twice), Stars (three times), Blues (once) and Sharks (once).
Guerin's only hat trick in the playoffs was for not for any of the six teams for which he's had one in the regular season. He scored three goals for the Oilers in a playoff game on April 18, 2000.
Four players have had a regular-season hat trick for five different NHL teams: Eddie Shack, Ivan Boldirev, Tony McKegney and Brendan Shanahan.
----- Original Message ----
From: "Kirshy, Richard" <Richard.Kirshy@LibertyMutual.com>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 8:24:52 AM
Subject: RE: [isles-list] Guerin's hat tricks
10 hat tricks (including the playoff one) for seven different teams.
Let's hope he gets a few more with us :)
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Of Eric Hornick
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 10:43 PM
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Subject: [isles-list] Guerin's hat tricks
1. for New Jersey at Buffalo - 12/31/96
2. for Boston at Carolina - 1/2/02
3 for Boston vs Columbus - 2/4/02
4. for Dallas vs Calgary 10/29/03
5. for Dallas vs Nashville 11/2/03
6. for Dallas vs Columbus 3/3/04
7. for St. Louis vs San Jose 2/13/07
8. for San Jose vs Chicago 3/13/07
9. for ISLANDERS at Washington 10/18/07
Guerin also recorded a hat trick for Edmonton in the playoffs against
Dallas on 418/00
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