Stat Line of the Night — 2/25/2013 — Roman Josi
Stat Line of the Night — 2/26/2013 — Tomas Kopecky
The Pittsburgh Penguins entered last night with the chance to move back atop the Eastern Conference standings with a victory over the Florida Panthers, but unfortunately for them, Panthers center Tomas Kopecky had other ideas
His his 436 previous NHL appearances, Kopecky had never scored a hat-trick, but game #437 turned out to be a lucky one for the Czech-born player, as he scored the Panthers’ first two goals, assisted on their fourth, and scored the insurance marker with one minute remaining in the third during a 6-4 victory over the Pens.
The hat-trick was Kopecky’s first of his career, and his four-point performance is enough to earn him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, February 26, 2013.