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Pacific defeats Central in second 2020 NHL All-Star Game semifinal

Hertl scores four goals, Draisaitl gets hat trick to knock out home team

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

Hertl's four-goal game

PAC@CEN: Hertl scores four goals in Pacific win

Tomas Hertl scores four goals to help Team Pacific pull away for a win against Team Central at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game

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ST. LOUIS -- Tomas Hertl scored four goals and Leon Draisaitl had three with an assist, and the Pacific Division defeated the Central Division 10-5 in the second semifinal of the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Enterprise Center on Saturday.

The Pacific Division will play the Atlantic Division in the championship game for the $1 million prize. The Atlantic Division defeated the Metropolitan Division 9-5 in the first semifinal.

It's the third time the Pacific will play the Atlantic in the final in the five years the NHL has used the 3-on-3 format. The Pacific won the first two (2016 in Nashville, 2018 in Tampa Bay).

Matthew Tkachuk (two goals, two assists) and Quinn Hughes (one goal, three assists) also had four points each for the Pacific. Connor McDavid and Anze Kopitar each had three assists.

Patrick Kane scored two goals for the Central Division.

Tkachuk scored to put the Pacific ahead 6-5 at 2:42 of the second period.

Draisaitl completed his hat trick at 3:34 to extend the lead to 7-5. Hertl scored his second goal at 4:45 to make it 8-5, his third at 7:06 off a pass from Draisaitl to make it 9-5, and his fourth at 8:56 for the 10-5 final.

Video: PAC@CEN: Draisaitl picks up hat trick vs. Central

Tkachuk gave the Pacific a 1-0 lead at 2:12 of the first period with a wrist shot from the left circle through Jordan Binnington's legs. Tkachuk then set up Draisaitl for a goal at 2:59 to make it 2-0.

Hertl made it 3-0, scoring on a breakaway at 4:42 with a shot over Binnington's glove.

Mark Scheifele scored at 5:09 to get the Central within 3-1. David Perron, one of four all-stars from the host St. Louis Blues, scored with a low shot from the left circle to make it 3-2 at 7:04. Kane scored 14 seconds later to make it 3-3.

Hughes scored to give the Pacific Division a 4-3 lead at 9:06. The Central scored 33 seconds later, tying the game 4-4 on Tyler Seguin's goal off a pass from Scheifele.

Draisaitl scored 46 seconds into the second period with a one-timer off a pass from McDavid to give the Pacific a 5-4 lead. Kane answered with a breakaway goal to tie it 5-5 at 1:37.

Video: Hertl scores four, Pacific downs Central

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