Stars rookie Fabian Brunnstrom scored three goals in the 6-4 Stars win over the Predators. Brunnstrom, 23, played in his first NHL game with Dallas after being a healthy scratch during the first two games.
The Swedish sensation scored 2 goals in the 2nd period and scored the game-winning goal in the 3rd period to complete the hat-trick, joining Alex Smart of the Montreal Canadiens (Jan. 14, 1943) and Real Cloutier of the Quebec Nordiques (Oct. 10, 1979) as the only NHL players to score a hat-trick in their first NHL game.
He played with Brad Richards and Sean Avery tonight.
I predicted 48 points for the Swedish rookie and if he continues to play like that he'll easily surpass this mark.