Simmonds, Weise record Gordie Howe Hat Tricks vs. Islanders (Video)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 30: Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers fights Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders in the first period on March 30, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers fights Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders in the first period on March 30, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)

Two Philadelphia Flyers players recorded Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in their Thursday game against the New York Islanders.

Forwards Dale Weise and Wayne Simmonds each scored a goal, notched an assist and had a fight as their team built a 5-0 lead in the first period.

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Weise’s goal came at the 4:30 mark of the frame and put the Flyers ahead 1-0.

He then got an assist at the 8:06 mark on Radko Gudas’ goal that put the team up 3-0. Shortly after the goal, Weise got into a fight with New York defenseman Travis Hamonic. New York later announced Hamonic would not return because of an upper-body injury.

“Hamonic kind of came over and asked me for a fight,” Weise said according to Philly.com. “He’s a good Winnipeg boy, so I thought I’d give him one there.”

Simmonds assisted on Jordan Weal’s goal at the 9:19 mark to make the game 4-0 in favor of Philly and then scored his 30th goal of the season at the 15:42 mark of the frame to put the Flyers ahead 5-0.

At the 19:53 mark he fought with New York forward Anders Lee, completing his Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

The Flyers ended up winning 6-3. They currently have 82 points, six back of the Boston Bruins for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

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“You can’t draw up a better start than that,” Weise added. “When you see some of the goals we’re scoring – just go to the net and get rebounds – it makes you wonder where a couple of those have been.”

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