Andrew Shaw of Belleville, Ontario recorded his first career hat trick in an 8-1 Montreal Canadiens romp over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. It was a phenomenal game for Shaw as he scored three goals on three shots on goal and was a +5.
Shaw scored the game winning goal at 2:22 of the first period from Max Domi of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Jonathan Drouin of Sainte-Agathes-des-Monts, Quebec to put the Canadiens up 2-0. Shaw then then scored from Domi with 43 seconds left in the second period to put the Canadiens up 6-1. Shaw then scored with 2:33 left in the third period from Drouin and Domi to put the Canadiens up 8-1. Domi had two goals and three assists, while Drouin had four assists. Other Canadians who had a point for the Canadiens were Paul Byron of Ottawa, Ontario (one assist), Phillip Danault of Victoriaville, Quebec (one assist), Brendan Gallagher of Edmonton, Alberta (one goal), and Jordie Benn of Victoria, British Columbia (one assist).
Shaw has 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 45 games. He is a +13 with 59 penalty minutes, six power play points, three game winning goals, 95 shots on goal, 121 faceoff wins, 27 blocked shots, 82 hits, 13 takeaways and 16 giveaways. The Canadiens are currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with 75 points.