Sunday, January 25, 2015

Danny Briere's Solo Hat Trick

Danny Briere recorded the fourth "solo" hat trick in Flyers history Saturday.

Danny Briere's Solo Hat Trick

Briere scores the game-winner Saturday ( AP / Matt Slocum )
Briere scores the game-winner Saturday ( AP / Matt Slocum ) AP

On Saturday, Danny Briere registered the 187th hat trick (including postseason) in Flyers history. But it was only the fourth of those done in a game in which no other Flyers scored.

Those four:

Date Player Opponent Results 1st Goal 2nd Goal 3rd Goal
March 28, 1974
Bobby Clarke
at Flames
T  3-3
1st (1:06)
2nd (5:40)
3rd (9:00)
Oct. 8, 1989 Rick Tocchet at Jets L  3-5 2nd (19:06)
3rd (7:07)
3rd (18:21)
Feb. 2, 2008
Mike Knuble
W 3-0
2nd (5:46)
2nd (19:50)
3rd (5:57)
Jan. 7, 2012
Danny Briere
W 3-2 (ot)
1st (11:05)
3rd (9:12)
OT (4:54)
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