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.
Early in the third period, Eriksson capped off the hat trick with a one-timer past the glove of Dubnyk.
Hats rained down from the stands as the Bruins went up 4-2, which would be the eventual final score.
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