Anthony Duclair of Pointe-Claire, Quebec recorded his third career National Hockey League hat trick on Saturday. Duclair had three goals, including the overtime winner, as the Ottawa Senators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3.
Duclair opened the scoring at 2:16 of the first period from Logan Brown and Nikita Zaitsev. Then, after Cam Atkinson tied the game for Columbus at one goal apiece, Duclair scored again from Artem Anisimov and Ron Hainsey at 12:05 of the first period to put the Senators up 2-1.
Ottawa went up 3-1 on an unassisted second period goal by Connor Brown of Toronto, Ontario before the Blue Jackets tied the game at three goals apiece on two third period goals by Alexandre Texier. Then, Duclair scored the game winning marker from Thomas Chabot of Sainte-Marie, Quebec and Jean-Gabriel Pageau of Ottawa, Ontario at 1:56 of the first overtime period on the power play.
In 33 games this season, Duclair has 18 goals and seven assists for 25 points. He is a +2 with 16 penalty minutes, four power play points, one shorthanded point, 104 shots on goal, one faceoff win, 18 blocked shots, 29 hits, eight takeaways and 28 giveaways.
Duclair’s first two hat tricks came with the Arizona Coyotes. The first hat trick was on October 14, 2015, in a 4-0 Coyotes win over the Anaheim Ducks. The second hat trick was on November 18, 2017 in a 3-2 Coyotes win over the Senators.