Sam Reinhart notches fourth career NHL hat trick

Sam Reinhart (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

Buffalo Sabres center Sam Reinhart of Vancouver, British Columbia notched his fourth career National Hockey League hat trick on Friday. Reinhart scored thrice in a 6-4 Sabres win over the Boston Bruins at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.

Reinhart scored his first goal of the game on the power play at 15:40 of the first period, which tied the game at one goal apiece. Rasmus Dahlin, the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, and fellow Swede Victor Olofsson picked up the assists. Reinhart then scored an unassisted power-play game-winning goal which put the Sabres up 5-1 at 4:30 of the third period, and then an unassisted empty-net goal which put the Sabres up 6-4 with 42 seconds left in the hockey game.

This was Reinhart’s first hat trick this season. The other three came in a 4-2 Sabres win over the Winnipeg Jets on January 10, 2016, in a 7-4 Sabres win over the Nashville Predators on March 31, 2018, and in a 5-2 Sabres win over the Washington Capitals on February 23, 2019.

So far this season, Reinhart leads the Sabres with 20 goals and 33 points. He is tied with Olofsson with 14 power-play points. Reinhart also has 13 assists, is a -25, with eight penalty minutes, 105 shots on goal, 21 blocked shots, 15 hits, and 74 faceoff wins.

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