No hats were thrown onto the ice at the new Rogers Place, but it counted just the same: Mikkel Boedker scored a hat trick against the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-3 win on January 11.
Boedker's first goal came early in the first period. Brent Burns shot a puck from the point, which rebounded off of Cam Talbot's pads right to Boedker. He kicked the puck to his stick, and fired the puck top shelf above a sprawling Talbot to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead.
Video: SJS@EDM: Boedker roofs a rebound over Talbot in 1st
The second goal started - again - with Brent Burns from the point. He shot/passed the puck to Melker Karlsson, who attempted to dangle around Talbot. The puck slid off Karlsson's stick up to Boedker in the face off circle, who pounced on the puck and shot it past Talbot.
Video: SJS@EDM: Boedker wires home his second goal of game
To cap off the trick, Micheal Haley passed the puck from behind the net up to the point to Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Vlasic wristed the puck toward the net, which Boedker deflected into the goal for his third point of the night.
Video: SJS@EDM: Boedker deflects point shot in for hat trick
"A game like that, where you score your first shift, you're going to feel good the whole game. They came my way today and they were three good goals," Boedker told the media after the game.
It was the first hat trick for Boedker as a member of the San Jose Sharks, and the first hat trick for the Sharks since Logan Couture's on March 29, 2016 against the Vancouver Canucks. Overall, it was Mikkel Boedker's fourth career hat trick, and second against the Edmonton Oilers (October 15, 2014).
Boedker's third goal of the night ended up as the game winner.