Congratulations to Saku Koivu on his second career hat trick in Anaheim’s 5-2 win over Dallas. Koivu’s first hat trick was scored in a 5-4 overtime win for Montreal over Pittsburgh on November 18, 2002.
Remember: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens – Monday November 18, 2002
Bell Centre, 7:30 pm ET
In the game against Pittsburgh, Koivu had two of the Habs three power-play goals and assisted on the third. He also scored a goal short-handed.
“He won the game for Montreal tonight,” said Pittsburgh captain Mario Lemieux speaking of Koivu’s performance.
Donald Audette beat Penguins goaltender Johan Hedberg for the game winner in overtime. Lemieux registered a goal and two assists facing Jose Theodore in the Montreal goal.