The second day of Olympic hockey games are through, and one New York Islander came away with a hat trick in a loss, while another went pointless in a win.
Michael Grabner's hat trick began with a one-timer in the first minute, but it came in a predictable loss to Finland, who fired 52 shots at Austrian goalie The Starkbaum in winning 8-4.
John Tavares skated on the fourth line for Canada, a line that did well in generating chances actually (because Canada: Loaded.), and also featured on a couple of combos with Sidney Crosby on power play opportunities.
- Video of Grabner's goals at IPB
- Grabner on his hat trick at nhl.com
- You know, they did say Grabner was set to fly.
- IIHF says Norway at least made a game of it vs. Canada
- The U.S. hammered Slovakia.
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