Colton Sceviour's hat trick paces Panthers


AP
10:48 p.m. EDT October 30, 2016

DETROIT — Colton Sceviour had no recollection of his last hat trick.

Sceviour scored three goals — one at even strength, one on the power play and one short-handed — for his first NHL hat trick and added an assist to lead the Florida Panthers to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

“That was exciting; I can’t even remember the last hat trick I scored,” Sceviour said. “I can’t take too much credit, though. I think all three goals were shots from the blue (the crease).”

Florida coach Gerard Gallant said Sceviour deserved everything he got.

“He’s a smart veteran player who is getting more ice time, and he’s taking advantage,” Gallant said. “He works hard every day, so it was good to see him have a career night like this.”

Vincent Trocheck had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for Florida. James Reimer made 34 saves.

“It was huge to get this win after the three losses on this trip,” Gallant said. “We were able to turn around the way…

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