Anthony Beauvillier has been working his way to another demotion to the AHL before the New York Islanders played the New York Rangers. After scoring a hat trick Beau might just be back.
Going into the game against the New York Rangers, Anthony Beauvillier had scored a single point for the New York Islanders. Its been a incredible contrast from a player that was on pace for a 60 point season after a strong second half to the 2017-18 season.
That second half production came after a demotion to the AHL in January of 2017. With only a single point this season and a demotion to the third line failing to get Beau back on track, maybe another demotion was in order.
Maybe calling up Michael Dal Colle was the reminder that Beau needed. The Isles could send him down at any time and just might.
Beauvillier responded with a hat-trick.
Three in Two
It only took Anthony Beauvillier 10:45 of playing time to score his hat-trick. His first came at the nine and a half minute mark of the first period.
Thomas Hickey tosses a puck towards the net where Anthony Beauvillier was sitting and waiting to redirect it passed Henrik Lundqvist.
Around the two and a half minute mark Beauvillier scored his second on the breakaway.
Valtteri Filppula made the great heads up pass as Beauvililer was streaking down the wing. Turning on the afterburners Beau found himself one-on-one with Lundqvist. A wrist shot short side was enough to beat him.
Three minutes later Beauvillier was at it again. This time on the power play. With his stick on the ice and his head up, Beauvillier spotted Johnny Boychuk at the point.
A lot of credit has to go to Johnny Boychuk here to not just blast it on net. Bouychuk placed it on Beau’s stick with enough mustard to get it by Lundqvist. And the hats reigned down from the Barclays Center.
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Beauvillier was on the verge of an AHL send down. He responded with a hat-trick. You have to think that keeps him around for a while.