On this day in hockey history 1943 – Montreal’s Alex Smart became the first ever NHL rookie to score a hat trick in his very first NHL game.
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BLUE JACKETS CANADIENS
39 (25th) Points (NHL Position) 55 (7th)
18-19-3 Record 26-12-3
9-10-2 Home 13-5-2
9-9-1 Road 13-7-1
5-4-1 Last 10 7-2-1
2.50 G/G 2.58
3.25 GA/G 2.29
24.5 PP% 13.7
79.9 PK% 85.3
 Projected Line Combinations and Goaltenders (subject to change)
Forwards
Pacioretty – Plekanec – Gallagher
Desharnais – Eller – Weise
Prust – Galchenyuk – Parenteau
Bournival – Malhotra – Sekac
Expected scratches: Thomas
Hartnell – Johansen – Foligno
Calvert  – Dubinsky  – Atkinson
Collins – Wennberg – Morin
Tropp – Letestu – Boll
Defensemen
Markov – Subban
Beaulieu – Gonchar
Gilbert – Emelin
Expected scratches: Weaver
Johnson – Savard
Connauton – Wisniewski
Prout – Tyutin
Goalies
Carey Price (Confirmed) Sergei Bobrovsky (Confirmed)
2014-2015 Season:
Record: 22-10-2
GAA: 2.19
Sv%: .928
SO: 2
Alternate: Dustin Tokarski
2014-2015 Season:
Record: 15-12-2
GAA: 2.88
Sv%: .914
SO: 1
Alternate: Curtis McElhinney
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