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Taylor Hall’s hat trick breaks an Oilers record set by Wayne Gretzky (video)

Corey Potter, Taylor Hall

As fans, background, react, Edmonton Oilers’ Corey Potter, left, and Taylor Hall celebrate Hall’s goal against the Vancouver Canucks during first-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, March 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)


When Edmonton jumped all over Vancouver in the first period of their 4-0 win, Taylor Hall managed to do something truly incredible. He broke a team record set by none other than Wayne Gretzky.

Hall netted a hat trick just 7:53 into the game, including scoring his first goal 16 seconds into it on Cory Schneider. As CHED’s Dan Tencer notes, Gretzky’s previous team record saw him pull off the fastest hat trick in just over 12 minutes. Jeez, what a slacker that guy was.

Check out the video of Hall’s rapid-fire scoring barrage that sees him start off by beating Schneider and finish the hat trick off by beating Roberto Luongo.