Grabner Records Hat Trick in Olympic Debut

Thursday, 02.13.2014 / 9:41 AM ET
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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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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