NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Flyers Tippet scores 1st NHL hat trick; Leafs Reese scores two goals to beat Canes; plus more NHL news

Philadelphia Flyers’ Owen Tippett reacts after scoring his third goal in an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Friday, March 17, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP News photo)

On the NHL podcast with Matt Harrington:

#1 The Philadelphia Flyers Owen Tippett picked up his first hat trick on Friday night for a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Wells Fargo Center. Tippett has been on a roll scoring a goal in his last six games and has 31 shots on goal during those six games.

#2 Zach Aston Reese scored two goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at Scotiabank Arena Friday night. Reese in his 293 game career scored his fourth two goal game but never scored a hat trick.

#3 The St Louis Blues Sammy Blais scored twice against the Washington Capitals at Capital Center Friday. Blais was picked up in a deal from the New York Rangers on Feb 9th and has scored four goals in his last five games.

#4 Max Jones scored the tying goal to make it 4-4 and the Anaheim Ducks picked up a three goal 7-4 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday night. Jones stole the puck from CBJs defenseman Andrew Peeke at the Columbus blue line and Peeke broke away to score the go ahead goal to make it 5-4.

#5 The San Jose Sharks are excited and expecting big things from William Eklund. Eklund scored San Jose’s only goal and on a penalty shot. Eklund has two goals in two games. He could be the catalyst the Sharks have been looking for.

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