While the league goes bananas over Jonathan Toews and his hat trick against the Ottawa Senators last night, Kyle Chipchura chipped in a Gordie Howe hat trick as the Phoenix Coyotes downed the Los Angeles Kings. Depending on who you ask, Chipchura’s accomplishment is more noteworthy and special, but we’re not here to judge.
The Coyotes forward got his big point outburst started off in the second period by assisting on a Derek Morris goal.
Stellar hustle there from Chipchura. He was probably pretty well rested since he had just got out of the box after fighting super-pest Dan Carcillo. (Stop grinning Dan. It’s not a compliment.)
So he really didn’t come out on top of this fight, but Howe didn’t win all of his scraps either…alright, maybe he did but that isn’t the point here. The point is to show some love for a guy like Chipchura chipping in in his own way.
He sealed the legendary trick with a goal.
And there it is. A goal. An assist. A fight. All in one night. For his troubles Chipchura was awarded the third start of the game behind teammates Mike Smith and Andy Miele.
— Phoenix Coyotes (@phoenixcoyotes) October 30, 2013
All in all, not a bad outing for the depth forward.