Owen Tippett records his first NHL hat trick

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Philadelphia Flyers right winger Owen Tippett of Peterborough, Ontario recorded his first career National Hockey League hat trick on Friday. It came in a 5-2 Flyers win over the Buffalo Sabres at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tippett notched a goal in each period.

Tippett opened the scoring from Cameron York and Anthony DeAngelo at 15:10 of the first period on the power play. He then put the Flyers up 3-0 with a game-winning goal from Kevin Hayes and Ivan Provorov at 13:14 of the second period. Tippett’s hat trick came at 5:33 of the third period from DeAngelo and Nick Seeler.

On the season, Tippett now has 21 goals and 16 assists for 37 points. He is a -15 with 14 penalty minutes, nine power-play points, two game-winning goals, 186 shots on goal, 17 faceoff wins, 59 blocked shots, 108 hits, 36 takeaways, and 20 giveaways. It has been a breakout season for Tippett. In his four year NHL career, which includes time with the Flyers and Florida Panthers, he has career-highs in goals, assists, points, power-play points, shots on goal, blocked shots and hits.

Tippett’s other game-winning goals this season came in a 5-3 Flyers win over the Colorado Avalanche from Scott Laughton of Oakville, Ontario and Provorov on December 5. At the time, the goal put the Flyers up 4-1.

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