2. Colton Sissons Hatty in 2017
I mean, how could I leave out the infamous Colton Sissons hat trick in Game 6 of the 2017 Western Conference Finals that propelled the Nashville Predators into the Stanley Cup Final?
I’ll never forget where I was watching, who I was with and what happened in the streets of downtown Nashville after that electric performance from Sissons and the entire team grueling out the victory and avoiding going back to Anaheim for Game 7.
Sissons was already having a solid postseason campaign with two goals in the Chicago series, and three assists in the St. Loius series. Turns out he still had a whole other gear to kick it into.
The Predators would pad their lead after Sissons’ first goal in this game and would head into the 1st Intermission up 2-0. The Ducks would get on back and really heighten the nerves of the Predators faithful.
That is until once again Sissons would score to pad the two-goal lead three minutes into the third period. This is when it really started to get real that our Nashville Predators could actually end up pulling this off.
Then things got really dicey as the Ducks would storm back to tie it at 3-3 with still over half the third period remaining. Sissons yet again scored to put the Predators ahead for good. Check out the original call from SportsNet and try not to get goosebumps:
Sissons only has one hat trick since then and has never really evolved into the prime goal scorer that some may have expected after this Game 6 hatty. However, he’s evolved into a critical all-around player to the current Predators.