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DeBrincat tosses hat into rookie goal-scoring race

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The rookie scoring race in the NHL this season got even tighter Monday, thanks to Alex DeBrincat.

The Chicago Blackhawks forward scored his first NHL hat trick in a 7-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks.

The three goals gave DeBrincat 10 for the season, one fewer than rookie League leaders Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes and Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks.

DeBrincat (19 years, 344 days) became the second-youngest player in Blackhawks history to score a hat trick, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Jeremy Roenick (19 years, 340 days) did it on Dec. 23, 1989 at the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Blackhawks weren't the only team to score seven times Monday; the Winnipeg Jets scored seven unanswered goals in a 7-2 win against the Minnesota Wild.

There have been 18 instances of a team scoring at least seven goals in a game this season, the most through the first 366 games of a season since 2010-11 (21).

 

Patrick Roy, you have company

Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo joined Patrick Roy in a very exclusive club with a 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils on Monday.

 

Price is right again

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has returned to form after being out with an injury. He made made 37 saves in a 3-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

Waiting on you, bro

When Daniel Sedin scores two more points, he and twin brother Henrik Sedin will become the first brothers in NHL history to each score 1,000 points.

 

Crosby is still good

Even though he's done it so many times before, Sidney Crosby's redirection for an overtime game-winning goal in the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday is something to be gawked at time and time again.

 

Catching up with Hawerchuk

Hockey Hall of Famer and current Ontario Hockey League coach Dale Hawerchuk participates in our "Five Questions With" series to discuss his hockey journey.

 

Canuck Crushers

It's not just pucks that Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser can hit extremely hard. Watch them punish some Wiffle balls while swinging at MLB Park at the NHL Network studios.

 

Olczyk helps start HFC night

In Chicago, Eddie Olczyk returned to help a young cancer patient do the honors at the ceremonial puck drop on Hockey Fights Cancer night.

 

Bear cause

In what has become an amazing and giving tradition, fans at the Bakersfield Condors game pelted the ice with teddy bears to donate to local charities. It also produced some pretty great pictures and video.

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