Tyler Lewington Records First Career Gordie Howe Hat Trick in Second Career Game

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A week ago, Capitals defenseman Tyler Lewington made his NHL debut in Ottawa against the Ottawa Senators in front of his family, getting on the scoresheet with a two-minute minor penalty. Exactly one week later, Lewington recorded his first career Gordie Howe Hat Trick (goal, assist, and fight) in his second career  NHL game, against the same Ottawa Senators.

Lewington, a former seventh-round pick of the Capitals, recorded his first career assist and point on a first period goal by right wing Tom Wilson, a goal that gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead over the Sens. The helper can be seen below:

Lewington’s big night didn’t end there, as the young blueliner (inserted into the lineup due to the absence of Matt Niskanen) tallied his first NHL goal less than nine minutes later, when he fired the puck past Ottawa netminder Marcus Hogberg for his first NHL marker; the goal came on assists from Nicklas Backstrom and Jonas Siegenthaler. The goal can be seen below:

Lewington’s momentous second game got even bigger at the 15:36 mark of the second period, when he dropped the gloves with Ottawa’s Zack Smith, completing the Gordie Howe Hat Trick with one period left to play in the contest. Per Caps Senior Writer Mike Vogel, Lewington is the first Capitals defenseman to record a Gordie Howe Hat Trick in 28 years.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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10 Responses to Tyler Lewington Records First Career Gordie Howe Hat Trick in Second Career Game

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  3. Anonymous says:

    mb came close as well… needed an assist

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