The Colorado Avalanche’s Tomas Fleischmann added some excitement to Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Fleischmann scored a hat-trick in the third period to lift the Avalanche 4-3 over the Blackhawks. He scored the first two on power plays and with only two minutes in between to put Colorado up 3-1.
The first star of the game, Fleischmann now has nine goals on the season, five since he arrived in Colorado. This was his first career hat trick.
Greg Mauldin scored the Avalanche’s first goal at 13:39 in the first period. Matt Duchene had two assists on the night. Adam Foote, David Jones, Ryan O’Byrne, Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Stastny and Daniel Winnik each had an assist in the game.
Colorado (17-10-4, 38 points) are 3-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks this season (with one game left to play). The victory gave the Avalanche their fourth straight win. They take the Pepsi Center ice again on Friday, Dec. 17 against the Ottawa Senators.