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#TBT: Owen Nolan calls his shot on Dominik Hasek

Sharks forward completes 1997 All-Star Game hat trick in grand fashion

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When the Bay Area hosted the NHL All-Star Game in 1997, Owen Nolan made sure the hometown fans at San Jose Arena got their money's worth.

Nolan, a standout forward for the San Jose Sharks at the time, set an All-Star Game record by scoring twice in eight seconds against Eastern Conference goalie Martin Brodeur in the second period. But he saved the most memorable moment for late in the third when he capped the hat trick by calling his shot against Dominik Hasek.

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Hats flooded the rink after Nolan's third goal, which he sniped bar down. Nolan showed relief after scoring, mostly because he had five opportunities to score his third goal during the third period against Hasek before finally beating the Buffalo Sabres goalie with 2:03 remaining.

"This guy kills me all season, he's doing it here too, but I finally got it by him," Nolan told Joe Micheletti of Fox, referencing Hasek. "Just being here is great enough, but to get one goal and then three, I mean, this is just crazy."

It would have been a fairytale moment for Nolan, if not for the Eastern Conference's 11-7 victory. But 20 years later, Nolan's called shot remains one of the best All-Star Game moments.

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