It has been a slow start for the Vancouver Canucks, as they only won two of their first seven games. However on Monday, the Canucks feasted on the Ottawa Senators, and came away with a dominant 7-1 win at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. In the game, Canucks center Brandon Sutter of Red Deer, Alberta registered his first National Hockey League career hat trick.
Sutter scored in each period. He opened the scoring with a goal at 9:31 of the first period from Alexander Edler to put the Canucks up 1-0. That was followed by a second period shorthanded goal at 17:44 of the second period, with Antoine Roussel notching the lone assist. At the time, the Canucks had a 4-1 lead. Then, Sutter recorded the hat trick with 54 seconds left in the hockey game to put Vancouver up 7-1.
Sutter was one of three Canadians to have a multi-point game for the Canucks. Tanner Pearson of Kitchener, Ontario had one goal and one assist for two points, while captain Bo Horvat of London, Ontario, had two assists. The Canucks had their other goals from Tyler Motte, Quinn Hughes, and Olli Juolevi.
On the season, Sutter has four goals for four points in eight games. He is a +2 with one shorthanded point, 17 shots on goal, 32 faceoff wins, five blocked shots, four hits, six takeaways, and two giveaways.