Flyers’ Lecavalier scores hat trick as Flyers beat Islanders 5-2

Oct 24, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier (40) against the New York Rangers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

So far this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have been struggling to get wins. However, thanks to a big performance from Vincent Lecavalier, the Flyers were able to come away with the victory over the New York Islanders.

By big performance, I mean a hat trick. His three goals in this game were more than the team had scored in any game all season, and they even put two more goals on top of Lecavalier’s three. According to the Associated Press,

The Flyers (3-7) hadn’t scored more than two goals in any of their first nine games. One more and they would have become the first NHL team to have a season-opening run of 10 games without three goals since the 1940 New York Americans.

Now Philadelphia has won two straight since a franchise-worst 1-7 start. The win gave Lecavalier, who played 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning before joining the Flyers this summer, a chance to savor his seventh career three-goal performance.

Lecavalier hasn’t scored a hat trick since March of 2008, which ironically was against the New York Islanders. Lecavalier now has four goals on the season, in his first year with the Flyers.

Philadelphia will look to keep their win streak alive when they face off against the Ducks at home on Tuesday night.



Topics: New York Islanders, Nhl, Philadelphia Flyers, Vincent Lecavalier

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