There were some other great performances on Tuesday, including Mark Scheifele powering the Jets past the Capitals with three points and Zach Werenski collecting three points of his own as a defenseman in Columbus’ win, but Faulk takes the cake when he correct for rarity.
Faulk generated not just a hat trick, but also a natural one, becoming just the fifth player in NHL history to achieve such a feat. You can see footage of that in the video above this headline.
The Predators managed quite the comeback against the Blues on Tuesday, rallying from a 3-0 deficit almost halfway through the third period to send the game into overtime. Filip Forsberg took the cake in OT, locking down the win with a penalty shot. Watch all of their goals, which included a beautiful set of passes to set up one of Austin Watson‘s two tallies:
It’s been a middling season for the Red Wings, but Dylan Larkin has enjoyed a fantastic rebound. This time around, it was all about the takeaway:
As lousy as that 4-1 loss was for the Islanders, John Tavares did collect his 600th career point. He hit that milestone in just the 645th game of his NHL career. Outstanding, especially for a guy who hasn’t always had the greatest linemates.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are celebrating their 25th season, and the city of Tampa will host the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend. The League’s midseason showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena and will include the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 27 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
Zach Werenski to replace Seth Jones on Metro All-Star Team
We have another change to make to the Metropolitan Division All-Star team.
The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Friday afternoon that defenseman Zach Werenski will replace Seth Jones on the roster.
Jones, according to the team, is dealing with an illness and will not make the trip to Tampa.
According to Aaron Portzline of the Athletic, the Blue Jackets have been informed by the NHL that Jones will not have to miss a regular season game and will be eligible to play when the team returns from the break on Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild. Typically players that are chosen for the game that miss the festivities are forced to sit out at least one regular season game before or after the break but this is being viewed as a legitimate illness and not an excuse to skip out on the game.
Jones played more than 24 minutes on Thursday night in the Blue Jackets’ 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes, recording an assist on an Alexander Wennberg power play goal early in the third period.
Werenski is a fitting replacement for Jones as both players are having equally outstanding seasons and are both long-term building blocks for the Blue Jackets’ defense.
In 45 games this season the 20-year-old Werenski has 11 goals and 11 assists and is a 56 percent possession player.
Jones has eight goals and 24 assists is a 55 percent possession player.
The two have spent much of the season playing alongside one another, and when they are on the ice together during 5-on-5 play the Blue Jackets are attempting more than 56 percent of the total shot attempts and have outscored their opponents by a 30-24 margin.
This is the second change to the Metropolitan Division All-Star team in the past 24 hours. On Thursday night the NHL announced that New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle will replace Taylor Hall.