Nashville’s Sissons Records Rare Hat Trick

(AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Never to be mistaken for a sniper, Nashville Predators bottom-six winger Colton Sissons recorded the rarest of hat tricks on Thursday night.

And the North Vancouver native had a good sense of humor about it afterwards.

During a 6-1 victory over Tampa Bay, Sissons became the first player in NHL history to score a hat trick, where the second goal was an empty-netter and the third came against a goaltender.

The third-year player gave the Predators a 3-1 lead with a goal against Andrei Vasilevskiy midway through the second period, then fired an empty netter in the third frame with about six minutes remaining for the 5-1 advantage.

The Lightning then put Vasilevskiy back between the pipes, and Sissons capped off his memorable night with three minutes to go. He tweeted humorously about the feat later on Twitter.

Those three goals gave him a career high five for the season.

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