/Gaudreau finishes hat trick in OT, Flames beat Bruins 5-4

Gaudreau finishes hat trick in OT, Flames beat Bruins 5-4


AP
1:54 a.m. EST December 5, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau got his first home hat trick and the last-place Calgary Flames kept giving fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome reason to cheer.

Gaudreau finished his second-career hat trick in overtime after Jiri Hudler tied the game with 1.2 seconds left and the Flames beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Friday night for their sixth straight home victory.

Gaudreau trailed a 2-on-1 rush and took a pass from former Bruin Dougie Hamilton in the high slot. He stickhandled in on Tuukka Rask and beat the goaltender with a low shot.

“Last year I was fortunate enough to get a hat trick but it was in a different arena. I was fortunate to get one tonight. It’s always exciting seeing hats get thrown on the ice,” Gaudreau said.

It was quite a night for Gaudreau, a Boston College product who won the Hobey Baker Award during a three-year stint in Massachusetts. He also had an assist for his first four-point game in the NHL. His only other hat trick was Dec. 22 last year against the Kings.

In his second NHL season, Gaudreau leads the Flames in scoring and is on a nine-game points streak at home with 17…

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