Jan. 5 and 7, 2010: Hat Tricks vs. Blue Jackets and Coyotes
To start 2010, Burrows made a New Year’s Resolution: score a hat trick every game.
He was able to keep it up for two games.
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On January 5th, the Columbus Blue Jackets opened up an early 2-0 lead against the Canucks at what was then GM Place. Soon late Canuck Rick Rypien scored one, before Alex Burrows scored another two to give Vancouver the lead.
Then in the third period, former Canuck Ryan Kesler set up Burrows for a shorthanded goal to complete the hat trick.
Two nights later, the then-Phoenix Coyotes came to town.
After Burrows opened the scoring on Ilya Bryzgalov in the first period, he added two more in the third en route to his second straight hat trick.
Sadly, he couldn’t keep his New Year’s resolution for more than a week. Don’t worry, Alex, it happens to the best of us.
Feb. 23, 2012: Ending the Red Wings Home Win Streak
Thursday night the Canucks will play their final game at Joe Louis Arena, which closes after this season.
In February 2012, the Detroit Red Wings were on a stellar 16-game winning streak at home. In a closely contested game, Burrows eventually won the game in a shootout: