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Hertl's hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Tomas Hertl needed just three games to get his first NHL hat trick. It was more than a five-year wait for the second one, which came while he's playing perhaps the best hockey of his career.

Hertl knocked down Evgeni Malkin with his backside to score his first goal, got the second off a rebound and capped a big night with an empty-net goal that gave him 100 for his career and sealed the seventh straight win for the San Jose Sharks, 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

"It was wild. It was over five years," Hertl said. "I scored it in my third game. It had been a while. It's always fun and guys were just looking for me. I had an easy job on the last one and just knocked it in."

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Leaders
Points: S. Crosby55
Plus/Minus: B. Dumoulin26
Shots on Goal: K. Letang138
PIM: E. Malkin46
Win: M. Murray13
Shutouts: M. Murray3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 162 (4)
Shots: 1499 (14)
PP%: 25.4% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 338 (29)
Assists: 275 (4)
SH Goals: 5 (15)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Columbus 28 15 3 59
Washington 27 14 5 59
NY Islanders 26 15 4 56
Pittsburgh 25 15 6 56
Carolina 22 19 5 49
NY Rangers 19 20 7 45
New Jersey 18 21 7 43
Philadelphia 18 23 6 42
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 135 (20)
Shots Against: 1500 (9)
PK%: 85.0% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 334 (30)
Shutouts: 5 (4)
Sv%: 0.910 (9)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/10 P. Hornqvist Concussion (day-to-day)
1/9 Z. Aston-Reese Upper-body injury (IR)
10/13 J. Schultz Fractured lower left leg (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/11 C. DeSmith Contract extended Three-year contract extension
1/9 G. Wilson Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
1/6 C. Ruhwedel Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/28 C. Ruhwedel Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL (conditioning)
12/27 J. Guentzel Contract extended Five-year contract extension
12/20 G. Wilson Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/18 J. Dea Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/18 G. Wilson Waived
12/12 T. Jarry Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/7 J. Dea Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
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