Maple Leafs left winger Tyler Bertuzzi records third career NHL hat trick

Tyler Bertuzzi (TheAHL, Wikimedia Commons)

Toronto Maple Leafs left winger Tyler Bertuzzi of Sudbury, Ontario recorded his third career National Hockey League hat trick on Saturday. He accomplished the feat in a 4-3 Maple Leafs win over the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.

After the Avalanche went up 2-0, Bertuzzi put the Maple Leafs on the scoreboard from Mitch Marner of Markham, Ontario and William Nylander at 13:42 of the first period on the power-play. Bertuzzi then tied the game at two at 14:45 of the second period from Max Domi of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Nylander, and then scored the game-winning goal with two minutes and 51 seconds left in the third period from Matthews and Nylander.

Bertuzzi was one of two Canadians to record a multi-point game on the Maple Leafs. The other was Marner, who had one goal and one assist for two points.

In 2023-24, Bertuzzi has 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points. He is a zero rating with 28 penalty minutes, six power-play points, one game-winning goal, 110 shots on goal, four faceoff wins, 35 blocked shots, 64 hits, 29 takeaways, and 30 giveaways.

Bertuzzi’s first NHL hat trick came on January 12, 2019 in a 5-2 Detroit Red Wings win over the Minnesota Wild. Bertuzzi’s second NHL hat trick came on October 14, 2021 in a 7-6 Red Wings loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

With the win, the Maple Leafs have now won seven straight games. They have a record of 33 wins, 16 regulation losses and eight losses in extra time for 74 points, and are in third place in the Atlantic Division.

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