Saturday’s game between the Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers quickly turned into the Tyler Seguin Show.
The Stars’ forward recorded a natural hat trick as part of Dallas’ four-goal eruption in the second period, on route to a 5-1 win over the visiting Flyers. The four-point performance ended a recent funk for Seguin, in which he had been held without a point in each of his last five games prior to Saturday.
Three of Dallas’ four second-period goals came in the span of one minute and two seconds, toward the end of the period.
Rookie Valeri Nichushkin, the Stars’ first-round pick, 10th overall in this year’s NHL Draft, had four points, including a trio of helpers on Seguin’s goals.
The 18-year-old Nichushkin has been on a recent hot streak, with seven points in his last three games.
Flyers’ goalie Steve Mason took the loss, allowing four goals on 26 shots. Saturday’s game marked the first time this season Mason allowed four goals in a single game.
Flyers’ defenseman Kimmo Timonen suffered an upper-body injury in the loss and is now listed as day-to-day, as per CSN Philadelphia.