HSJ in the morning: a little more about Larkin’s hat trick

The Free Press’s Helene St. James joins the chorus of scribes who are praising Dylan Larkin for scoring a hat trick in last night’s 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils:

Dylan Larkin celebrated with his Detroit Red Wings teammates and thought of his grandmothers as he savored his first hat trick. 

Fans at Little Caesars Arena Saturday tossed dozens of hats onto the ice when Larkin’s third goal went in, late in the second period of the 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Larkin rushed up ice on a breakaway, put the puck on his forehand and slipped the puck over Akira Schmid’s right pad. Larkin has had two-goal nights, but it took until midway through his seventh season to get the third one.

“It did feel good,” Larkin said. “I had never had one, and I think about my nana, she’d always give me $5 every goal. Like most proud nanas do, they’re always like, will you score a hat trick — just do it. I’m always like, ‘Nana, it’s kind of hard.’ This one is definitely for my nana, and my grandma.”

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