The Dallas Stars are in the midst of a tight playoff race in the western conference. On Sunday, the Stars earned a much-needed 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild. The win was in large part due to the play of youngster Jason Robertson, once again. For the second straight game, Robertson netted himself a hat trick. In doing so, Robertson made some history.
Jason Robertson became the second player in @DallasStars / North Stars history to score a hat trick in consecutive games, joining Bill Goldsworthy (2 GP from March 16-21, 1971).#NHLStats: https://t.co/XhXt7pzx9z pic.twitter.com/pirYTi3kfZ
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Robertson became just the second player in franchise history (including Minnesota North Stars days) to post a hat trick in back-to-back games. But what's more impressive is how quickly he was able to accomplish that feat.
The Stars young forward joined Wayne Gretzky (twice), Bernie Nicholls, Barry Pederson, Jimmy Carson, Teemu Selanne, Eric Lindros and Filip Forseberg as the only players in NHL history to score back-to-back hat tricks aged 22 and under. Gretzky, Lindros and Selanne are all Hockey Hall of Famers.
After building a 3-1 lead, the Stars all but put the game away when Robertson scored his second goal of the game with eight seconds remaining in the 2nd period. The Wild refused to go away, but Robertson ended it for them, scoring late in the 3rd period for his hat trick.
Robertson is up to 29 goals this season, tied for 19th in the NHL. That leads the Stars in goals. He also has 25 assists for 54 points this season, placing him five points behind Joe Pavelski for the Dallas lead.
Robertson will look to become the first player in NHL history to capture a hat trick in three consecutive games when the Stars face Tuesday at Nashville.