Vancouver Canucks ‘Vrbat-trick’ Secures 5-2 Win: 3 Takeaways

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Dec 7, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Radim Vrbata (17) scores a hat trick against Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark (not pictured) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Radim Vrbata can score

A Russian forward named Alexander Semin was recently put on waivers by the Montréal Canadiens. When I suggested that the Canucks should take a chance at him, one of the responses I got was this:

So, in order to express how bad Semin is, this fella compared him to Radim Vrbata — who then went on to score a hat-trick… or a Vrbat-trick, if you will… I’d take Semin if he is anything like Vrbata.

All that aside, Vrbata played a great game and scored three even-strength goals. In this case, it was simply Vrbata, not his line, as he was on the ice with different players for each of his tallies. Chris Higgins had an assist on Vrbata’s first goal, Jared McCann went pointless.

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