The Stat Line of the Night – 1/20/10 – Scottie Upshall
Apparently Coyotes are not among the creatures of prey for the Nashville Predators. Phoenix took on the Preds in Arizona and mounted an impressive comeback win, ending the game with a 3rd period exclamation point.
We know that one player might have enjoyed this win more than his teammates. That would be 26-year old winger Scottie Upshall. Upshall pulled off quite a feat in the 3rd period of the game. With his first goal, Upshall tied the game at 2 early on in the third. Just under 10 minutes later, Upshall lit the lamp again, this time giving the Coyotes the lead, 3-2. Just a minute later Upshall scored again, making it 4-2 and sealing the deal for a Phoenix win.
It was Upshall’s first career hat trick, and a natural one at that. Not only did he get first star of the game and lead his team to victory, it came against the team that drafted him in the first round back in 2002. There’s nothing like playing great against the team that let you go. Scottie Upshall has The Stat Line of the Night for 1/20/10.