(courtesy of CBC.ca)
While Artem Anisimov was busy beating the Sabres in overtime and Sergei Bobrovsky was brushing aside 35 shots in Raleigh, Alexander Semin scored his second hat-trick of the season and racked up 5 points against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
All of Semin’s goals would come in the third period, his first tally would come on the powerplay when his wrist shot seemed to pop out off and over Dan Ellis’s shoulder for his 10th goal of the year. His second would come from almost the same spot this time on a slapshot that would ricochet off a defensemen and past Ellis.
Semin would assist on Alexander Ovechkin’s goal before scoring an empty netter to cement his place as Comrade of the Night. Below are all of his goals plus a post game interview with Puck Daddy’s Dmitry Chesnokov acting as a translator courtesy of the NHL and NHL.com.