Joey Anderson scored what has been described as a Mario Lemieux Hat Trick last night in a Toronto Marlies win over the Springfield Falcons. What is a Mario Lemieux Hat Trick? Unofficially, it’s when you can score a power play goal, shorthanded goal, and even strength goal all in the same game. And that’s exactly what Joey Anderson did.
First the shorty, probably his best goal of the night came off a great move by Brett Seney.
Just a beautiful backhand 😍 #MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/ClrbRMcwhk— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) December 11, 2021
Next, he got the power play goal out of the way. Joey Duszak floated a shot through the slot for Anderson to tip, which he did. This ended up being the game-winning goal. Josh Ho-Sang got the secondary assist.
That Joe(y) connection 🚨 #MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/xXojSxY6YF— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) December 11, 2021
And the even strength goal to tie it all together. Only three minutes (and an intermission) after his second goal, Anderson banged home the rebound from a Antti Suomela shot from the slot. Jack Kopacka was the one behind the net who gave Suomela that great pass.
His first career AHL hat trick 🎩🎩🎩— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) December 11, 2021
Have a night, Joey Anderson 🔥#MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/dDGxWnDhCM
This hat trick isn’t rare, you tend to see someone in the NHL or other leagues scoring them about once a year. Carter Verhaeghe scored one last year!
Various Leafs and Branches
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On that second link, here’s something to keep an eye out for. Another month in the NHL, another scandal.
“In recent weeks there has been widespread speculation of a makeover at the top of the Senators organization. As well, multiple sources have confirmed that an investigative media story is in the works related to the way in which the club conducts its business at the highest levels.”
And the Canucks are not done with their chaos, as there obviously needs to be a de-build before there’s a management re-build.
Clear as mud, particularly considering Gear was name checked in a press release 4 days ago and Wall in Smyl’s availability 3 days ago.— Thomas Drance (@ThomasDrance) December 10, 2021
And finally, John Tortorella is not worth listening to.
…is this real? Not sure which part is more cringeworthy, @JohnTortorella2. Could you *imagine* feeling the need to “talk” to a player after a goal like that like he’s in trouble?— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) December 11, 2021
Or how about saying “our game” like it’s exclusive and there’s no room for Trevor Zegras in it? 😳 https://t.co/m23s3WFRTd