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10th: Walker records first hat trick in front of the home fans

Wednesday, 12.26.2007 / 11:02 AM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th: Walker records first hat trick in front of the home fans
December 26, 2000

A large part of the celebration started a bit prematurely, but 13 months and 16 days after Rob Valicevic notched the first hat trick in franchise history, Scott Walker treated the Nashville fans to the first three-goal performance on home ice. The trick came in a 5-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche – featuring Joe Sakic, the owner of the first hat trick in building history.

When Walker scored his second goal with 6:15 left, fans littered the Sommet Center ice with hundreds of hats because they thought it was his third. But an earlier goal originally credited to Walker was changed to Patric Kjellberg. Those still in possession of headwear received another opportunity to honor Walker when he clinched the trick for real with a shorthanded empty-net tally with only 15 ticks left on the clock.

"It's a big thrill," Walker said. "I wasn't that concerned. Two goals for me is huge, three goals is just unbelievable. It's extra special for me to do it at home. To do it at home is just great, because the fans have been so great to us here."
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33