Jonathan Marchessault of Cap-Rouge, Quebec recorded his third career National Hockey League hat trick on Tuesday. Marchessault actually had a natural hat trick as he scored three third period goals in a 4-3 Vegas Golden Knights victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Marchessault tied the game at two goals apiece at the 1:05 mark of the third period from Reilly Smith of Mimico, Ontario and William Karlsson. He then put the Golden Knights up 3-2 from Deryk Engelland of Edmonton, Alberta and Alex Tuch at 5:04 of the third period. Then at 9:40 of the third period, Marchessault scored the game winning goal on the power play for Vegas from Tuch and Smith, which put the Golden Knights up 4-2.
Marchessault and Smith were the only Golden Knights players with a multi-point game. Chandler Stephenson of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan also scored for the Golden Knights.
On the season, Marchessault has eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 30 games. He is a -4 with 10 penalty minutes, eight power play points, two game winning goals, 104 shots on goal, 36 faceoff wins, six blocked shots, 49 hits, 17 takeaways and 21 giveaways.
Marchessault’s first career hat trick was on March 25, 2017 in a 7-0 Florida Panthers win over the Chicago Blackhawks. He then had three goals in a game on January 19, 2019 in a 7-3 Golden Knights win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Golden Knights have a record of 15 wins, 11 regulation losses and four losses in extra time for 34 points. They are third place in the Pacific Division and three points back of the division leading Edmonton Oilers.