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Focus on Finland, thanks to Selanne, Teravainen

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Finnish hockey fans must be buzzing about what happened Monday, in Toronto and during game action. 

On the night one of their favorite sons, Teemu Selanne, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Carolina Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen put on quite a show.

Teravainen scored three straight goals in a span of 7:05 during the third period for his first NHL hat trick, helping the Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory against the Dallas Stars.

It was the 12th natural hat trick in Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers history and the first since Eric Staal did it against the Anaheim Ducks on Dec. 18, 2010, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The only player in Hurricanes/Whalers history to score a natural hat trick faster than Teravaienen was Ray Whitney, who needed 1:40 against the Boston Bruins on Feb. 8, 2007.

There have been five natural hat tricks this season, and Teravainen's is the fastest. The others are by New York Islanders center John Tavares (7:14 on Oct. 28); Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker (16:39, Nov. 9); Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers (21:58, Oct. 9) and Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (48:00, Oct 4).

 

A Hall of a night

It was a magical night in Toronto, with seven members being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here are the highlights of the speeches given by Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi and the rest of the Class of 2017.

 

Sidney's not scoring

Sidney Crosby hasn't scored a goal in 11 games, but the Pittsburgh Penguins aren't ready to push the panic button. Can he end the drought Tuesday?

 

Flames offense on fire

The Calgary Flames were red-hot Monday, winning a high-scoring affair with the St. Louis, 7-4. Backup goalie Eddie Lack earned his first win with the Flames after replacing injured Mike Smith to start the second period.

 

Five for Forsberg

Ever wanted to ask NHL legend Peter Forsberg some questions? Our Dan Rosen had the chance to do so in Sweden and got the Hockey Hall of Famer to share his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including the state of the Avalanche.

 

Let's do it again sometime

Building off the success of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is eager to have even more events in Europe.

 

Let it goal!

San Jose Sharks goalie Aaron Dell has a fine name, but it definitely sounds a lot like the kingdom where Disney's movie "Frozen," the 2013 animated mega-hit, takes place. We can explain.

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