Wednesday, August 8, 2012

1992-93: Season in Review

  You'd have to assume there would be more Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in 1992-93 as opposed to recent seasons.  That was back when the NHL entertained with lots of hits and lots of fights.  There were 35 GHTs in 92-93.  Three players tied for the league led with two Gordie Howe Hat Tricks; Rick Tocchet, Rob Pearson and Rob Brind'Amour.  Brind'Amour had two career Gordie Howe Hat Tricks, both in the 92-93 season.  Steve Yzerman had a 5 point night when he grabbed his Gordie Howe Hat Trick.  Both Yzerman and Rob Blake were a fight away from a Double GHT; 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 fights.  Teammates, Chris Chelios and Steve Smith, pulled off a Double-D GHT, when both defencemen got a GHT in the same game.  There were three games which two players achieved a GHT.  Teams with a GHT were 26-6-3, good for a .831 win percentage.  There were 112 three goal hat tricks in 1992-93, more than twice as many when compared to 2011-12.

  Perhaps the most surprising name not on the list is the modern day leader in Gordie Howe Hat Tricks, Brendan Shanahan.  Shanahan cut back on his fighting in 1992-93, fighting only once and recording zero Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in 1992-93.

Dallas Drake03/04/1993DETVANMike Peluso08/01/1993OTT@NJD
Kevin Stevens28/03/1993PIT@WSHBrad May31/12/1992BUFNYR
Rob Pearson27/03/1993TOR@EDMRod Brind'Amour26/12/1992PHI@WSH
Eric Lindros25/03/1993PHISJSKeith Tkachuk21/12/1992WINSJS
Bob Bassen13/03/1993STLMNSDana Murzyn18/12/1992VANSJS
Glen Wesley06/03/1993BOSSTLSteve Yzerman05/12/1992DET@TBL
Neil Brady04/03/1993OTT@LAKSteve Thomas28/11/1992NYIPHI
Andrei Kovalenko02/03/1993QUE@WINBob Probert25/11/1992DETSTL
John Cullen27/02/1993TOR@LAKRick Tocchet23/11/1992PIT@NYR
Kris King23/02/1993WIN@OTTSteve Chiasson23/11/1992DETTBL
Todd Ewen03/02/1993MTLLAKRick Tocchet17/11/1992PITBUF
Marty McSorley30/01/1993LAKCHITom Fitzgerald14/11/1992NYIBUF
Brad Dalgarno26/01/1993NYINJDWayne Presley14/11/1992BUF@NYI
Rob Blake26/01/1993LAKSJSJeff Norton12/11/1992NYI@PHI
Chris Chelios17/01/1993CHITORKevin Dineen12/11/1992PHINYI
Steve Smith17/01/1993CHITORRob Pearson24/10/1992TORSJS
Gary Roberts14/01/1993CGY@PHIRod Brind'Amour15/10/1992PHINYI
Nick Kypreos10/01/1993HARMTL