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Perron nets hat trick in Calgary

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

CALGARY - David Perron scored his third career hat trick Saturday in Calgary, lifting the Blues to a 6-4 win against the Calgary Flames to wrap up a three-game road trip through Western Canada.

It was Perron's second hat trick as a Blue. His first came Nov. 10, 2009 at Scottrade Center when he scored three times against Vancouver.

"It's kind of been building up," Perron said after the game. "The entire year, I think I've been playing some good hockey and it didn't materialize into points or goals, and tonight it did. I'm glad it did, but I've got to keep workkng hard. I was just staying in the moment and concentrating on making sure the next shift was going to be a good one."

Perron's hat trick Saturday was the first by a Blue since Jaden Schwartz scored three on April 3, 2015 against Dallas. It was the first by a Blue against the Flames since Pavol Demitra recorded a hat trick on Nov. 29, 2002.

"He played great today," Schwartz said of Perron. "He's been good all season, but just hasn't got the bounces until tonight. He's got great finish, good hands. He was great today all around."

Video: STL@CGY: Perron tallies three times in 6-4 win

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