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Kucherov records a hat trick in the Atlantic Division's semifinal win

The Bolts All-Stars combine for seven points in the 7-4 victory

by Jacob Lynn /

Nikita Kucherov's hat trick lifted the Atlantic Division to a 7-4 win over the Metropolitan Division in the second semifinal game at AMALIE Arena. 

Kucherov scored back-to-back goals to tie the game at three in the first period. He then finished off the hat trick with a beautiful deke on Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby that gave the Atlantic an insurmountable three-goal lead.

The move was similar to the one Kucherov used to score in a shootout win last year in Buffalo.

Video: MET@ATL: Kucherov completes hatty with tricky goal

This is the first hat trick in 3-on-3 All-Star Game history

Brayden Point had a goal and an assist while Steven Stamkos chipped in with two assists of his own. Getting the start in net, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 10 of 13 shots. 

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