Cody Glass records first career NHL hat trick

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Nashville Predators centre Cody Glass of Winnipeg, Manitoba recorded his first career National Hockey League hat trick on Saturday. He accomplished the feat in a 5-1 Nashville Predators win over the Colorado Avalanche at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee by scoring a goal in each period.

Glass opened the scoring at 15:18 of the first period. Colton Sissons of North Vancouver, British Columbia and Ryan McDonagh picked up the assists. Glass then put the Predators up 2-1 with a game-winning goal from Alexandre Carrier of Quebec City, Quebec and Thomas Novak at 14:26 of the second period. Then with 53 seconds left in the final frame, Glass scored into an empty net to close out the scoring. Michael McCarron and and McDonagh had the assists.

Two Canadians scored for the Predators. The other was Ryan O’Reilly of Clinton, Ontario.

In 34 games, Glass has five goals and five assists for 10 points. He is a -11 with 20 penalty minutes, one game-winning goal, one power-play point, 69 shots on goal, 90 faceoff wins, 18 blocked shots, 28 hits, 11 takeaways and 14 giveaways.

The Predators are red hot at the moment. They have now won eight straight games. Nashville’s record is 35 wins, 25 regulation losses, and two losses in extra time for 72 points. They are seventh place in the Western Conference.

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