WATCH: Mike Richards picks up the Gordie Howe Hat Trick

Tuesday night in Columbus, Mike Richards picked up his first regular season Gordie Howe Hat Trick as a member of the LA Kings – a goal, an assist and a fight. He found the back of the net at 13:44 of the third period, while the assist came on Jeff Carter‘s goal at the 4:25 [...]

Westgarth and Clifford talk aftermath of the Gordie trick

Sometimes you get lucky.
Back in November 2010, sitting in the locker room in El Segundo, after some otherwise meaningless weekday practice, Kevin Westgarth and I were chatting about his rookie season in the NHL. Down the aisle about five stalls away was the only other player there at the time – Kyle Clifford.
During one of [...]