David Perron records his sixth NHL career hat trick

David Perron (Sarah Connors, Wikimedia Commons)

David Perron of Sherbrooke, Quebec recorded his sixth career National Hockey League career hat trick on Saturday. The veteran left winger scored thrice for the St. Louis Blues in a convincing 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Perron scored his first goal of the game at 14:36 of the first period on the power play from Torey Krug and Vladimir Tarasenko to tie the game at one. He then put the Blues up 3-1 at the 45 second mark of the second period from Krug and Klim Kostin. Then at 11:40 of the third period, Perron scored again on the power play from Krug and Tarasenko to close out the scoring.

Perron was one of two Canadians on the Blues with a multi-point game. The other was Brayden Schenn of Saskatoon. Saskatchewan, who had two assists. Perron’s other five NHL hat tricks came in a 6-1 Blues win over the Vancouver Canucks on November 10, 2009, in a 4-2 Oilers win over the Canucks on January 27, 2014, in a 6-4 Blues win over the Calgary Flames on October 22, 2016, in a 5-3 Blues win over the Flames on October 11, 2018, and in a 5-2 Blues win over the Colorado Avalanche on December 16, 2019.

In four games this year, Perron has five goals and two assists for seven points. He is a +1 with four power play points, two penalty minutes, one game-winning goal, 13 shots on goal, and four hits.

The Blues meanwhile have got off to a great start. They have won their first four games and lead the Central Division with eight points.

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