Video: Max Pacioretty’s hat trick powers Canadiens win vs. Sabres

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Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty continues to distance himself from an early goal drought in 2016-17.

(One that, apparently, was likely caused in part by playing through what sounds like a very painful injury.)

Pacioretty is now at 24 goals on the season after generating the sixth hat trick of his NHL career on Tuesday, helping the Habs handle the Buffalo Sabres by a final score of 5-2.

In typical hockey player fashion, Pacioretty said that he received a lot of help from his teammates. Judge for yourself in the video above.