Stat Line of the Night — 1/8/2014 — Justin Fontaine

Justin Fontaine

Through the first 38 games of his NHL career, Minnesota Wild right winger Justin Fontaine had scored a respectable eight goals.  In game 39 of his NHL career, he added three more to his career totals.

Despite seeing only 13:23 of ice time, Fontaine was still able to record his first career hat-trick.  And those three goals from the rookie would turn out to be the difference, as the Wild cruised to the 4-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

With the win, the Wild move two points clear of the Coyotes for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.  They have Fontaine’s goal-scoring outburst to thank, as he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, January 8, 2014.

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