Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Nikita Nikitin gets his first NHL hat trick as he scores two goals, ties game at New Jersey Devils
Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Nikit Ingenstien has had a big night for the Toronto Maple Maple Leafs, tying the game at 1-1 and scoring two goals in a 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devil on Saturday night.
In the third period, Nikit scored his first goal of the season, as he scored his second shorthanded goal of his career.
Nikit, who also scored in a 5-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, had two goals and three assists.
He had been held off the scoresheet for the last two games, but now he’s on the scoresheets again.
His second goal was his second of the night, his first on a breakaway and his first shorthanded.
He had his first career hat trick.
Nikit had the first of two goals when he tied the game with just under three minutes left in the third.
His first goal was an empty netter and his second came on a power play goal.
He then assisted on a second goal and a power-play tally in the final period.
Nikits goal is the first goal by a Maple Leaf goaltender in six games this season.
Nikatin had four shots on goal in the game, including a tally at 5:08 of the third when he fed Matt Martin for a one-timer from the point.
Nikita had four saves in the contest, including two in the second period when he held off a Devils comeback attempt.
His save on Martin came just after Martin’s second shot was blocked.
Martin had five shots on net in the first period.