Friday November 20th, 2015

Hats were flying Thursday night at TD Garden as Bruins winger Loui Eriksson buried three goals on Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk.

Eriksson’s first goal of the night came on a fortunate bounce off of Thomas Vanek’s skate that was initially credited to Brett Connolly.

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About four minutes later, with the Bruins on the power play, the Swedish winger notched his second of the game to lift Boston to a 3-1 lead. The play was reviewed for a potential kick, but was ultimately allowed. There was no distinct kicking motion, and Eriksson appears to get a stick on the puck before it crosses the goal line.

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Early in the third period, Eriksson capped off the hat trick with a one-timer past the glove of Dubnyk.

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Hats rained down from the stands as the Bruins went up 4-2, which would be the eventual final score.

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Eriksson now has three career hat tricks to his credit, and his first in Boston. The 30-year-old has quietly been having an impressive season for the Bruins, totaling nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 18 games.

-- Mark Garbino

 

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