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3/5/16 Canadiens vs. Jets

game recap

Scheifele's first NHL hat trick lifts Jets

Center has three goals in win against Canadiens

by Patrick Williams / NHL.com Correspondent

Scheifele completes hat trick

MTL@WPG: Scheifele scores empty netter for third goal

3/5/16: Mark Scheifele races down the ice and smacks in a goal on an empty net to collect his first career hat trick

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WINNIPEG -- Mark Scheifele had his first NHL hat trick to help the Winnipeg Jets defeat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 at MTS Centre on Saturday. 

After Montreal tied Winnipeg twice, Scheifele drifted in front of the Canadiens net and deflected Drew Stafford's long pass to the slot past goaltender Mike Condon with 6:59 left in the third period. Scheifele finished the hat trick with 29 seconds remaining, outracing Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban for an empty-net goal.

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Canadiens shift Galchenyuk to center against Jets

Winnipeg defenseman Morrissey set for NHL debut

by Patrick Williams / NHL.com Correspondent

CANADIENS (30-29-6) at JETS (26-32-5)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, SN, NHL.TV

WINNIPEG -- Alex Galchenyuk will center the Montreal Canadiens' top line when they visit the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Saturday.

Galchenyuk, who played center earlier this season, will skate between Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.

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