Zach Hyman collects fourth career NHL hat trick

Zach Hyman (Jenn G, Wikimedia Commons)

Edmonton Oilers center Zach Hyman of Toronto, Ontario collected his fourth career National Hockey League hat trick on Saturday. He accomplished the feat in a 3-1 Oilers win over the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Place.

Hyman opened the scoring at 18:08 of the second period from Evan Bouchard of Oakville, Ontario and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Burnaby, British Columbia on the power-play. Hyman then scored the game-winning goal at 2:46 of the third period from Bouchard on a trickler to put the Oilers up 2-0. Then with two minutes and 50 seconds left, Hyman closed out the scoring with a power-play goal from Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario and Bouchard.

Hyman’s first career NHL hat trick came on December 13, 2022 in a 6-3 Oilers win over the Nashville Predators. He then scored thrice in a 4-1 Oilers win over the Seattle Kraken on November 11, 2023, and then three more times in a 6-1 Oilers win over the Carolina Hurricanes on December 6, 2023.

In 2023-24, Hyman had 25 goals and 15 assists for 40 points in 35 games. He was a +13 with 32 penalty minutes, 11 power-play points, four game-winning goals, 135 shots on goal, three faceoff wins, 20 blocked shots, 28 hits, 13 takeaways, and nine giveaways.

With the win, the Oilers are in a playoff spot for the first time this season. They have a record of 20 wins, 15 regulation losses and one loss in extra time for 41 points.

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