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Grabner Records Hat Trick in Olympic Debut

Thursday, 02.13.2014 / 9:41 AM
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Grabner Records Hat Trick in Olympic Debut

Michael Grabner started his Olympic career with a bang, recording a hat-trick in Austria’s 8-4 loss to Finland Thursday morning.

Grabner, who won the fastest skater at the 2010-11 NHL SuperSkills competition, opened the scoring on his first shift, 36 seconds into the game. The Austrians held 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the first period, but the Finns stormed back for five unanswered goals. Grabner scored twice in the third period to complete the hat trick.

"It's always nice and fun to score goals, but at the same time you want to win games," Grabner said. "Unfortunately, today we gave them too many chances and they capitalized on most of them."

Fellow Islander Thomas Vanek picked up an assist in the loss.

Team Austria plays Team Canada Friday at noon Eastern Time.

Click here to read the full NHL.com recap.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 20 14 4 2 72 46 30
3 NYI 21 15 6 0 69 57 30
4 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
5 DET 21 11 5 5 59 52 27
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
12 FLA 19 7 6 6 41 51 20
13 PHI 20 8 9 3 57 61 19
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 21 8 12 -4 20
B. Nelson 21 10 9 5 19
K. Okposo 21 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 21 4 11 9 15
J. Boychuk 20 2 11 7 13
F. Nielsen 21 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 21 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 21 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 18 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 13 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 10 4 0 .922 2.23
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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