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Watch: Landeskog pots hat trick vs. league-leading Lightning

Three from the captain.

Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog potted three goals versus the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, including a pair in the final frame.

It marks the second career hat trick for Landeskog, and the second in as many months, as he notched his first in November against the Washington Capitals.

Landeskog improved to 10 goals and nine assists in 27 games this season. His performance Saturday wasn't enough, however, as the Avalanche clawed back from a 4-0 deficit but ultimately lost 6-5.

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Blues’ Hutton sets franchise record with shutout vs. Jets

Carter Hutton has a spot in the record books.

The St. Louis Blues goaltender denied all 48 shots fired his way Saturday by the Winnipeg Jets, and in doing so notched a franchise record for the most saves in a shutout.

The mark was previously held by Chris Mason, who made 47 saves to blank the Nashville Predators in November 2008.

Saturday's performance improved Hutton's already impressive stat line this season. He now has a mind-boggling .949 save percentage and 1.63 goals-against average in nine appearances.

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Views from NHL 100 Classic in Ottawa

The actual game wasn't exactly one for the ages, but that didn't stop the NHL 100 Classic between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens from producing some memorable images.

Here are a few awesome pictures from Saturday's outdoor game:

Tomas Plekanec pondering pregame.

Craig Anderson stood tall to earn the 3-0 shutout.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman converse while taking in the action.

A pregame ritual is a pregame ritual, regardless of the setting.

Ice-mist shower courtesy of Max Pacioretty and Fredrik Claesson.

The players came prepared in head-to-toe winter gear, shown off here by Erik Karlsson.

Canadians: Always game for a little puck, regardless of the temperature.

Carey Price made 24 saves in a losing cause for the Canadiens.

A perk of watching hockey in minus-10 degree weather, your beer stays frosty all game long.

(Photos courtesy: Getty Images)

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Anderson becomes 4th goalie to record shutout in outdoor game

Craig Anderson was unbeatable.

The Ottawa Senators netminder turned aside all 28 shots that came his way in Saturday's NHL 100 Classic against the Montreal Canadiens.

In doing so, Anderson became the fourth goaltender to record a shutout when the NHL has taken it outdoors, joining the likes of Miikka Kiprusoff, Jonas Hiller, and Cam Talbot.

Goalie Game Opponent Saves
Kiprusoff 2011 Heritage Classic Canadiens 39
Hiller 2014 Stadium Series Kings 36
Talbot 2016 Heritage Classic Jets 31

It was a big victory for Anderson, who entered Saturday's contest with a 3.05 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.

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Anderson becomes 4th goalie to record shutout in outdoor game

Craig Anderson was unbeatable.

The Ottawa Senators netminder turned aside all 28 shots that came his way in Saturday's NHL 100 Classic against the Montreal Canadiens.

In doing so, Anderson became the fourth goaltender to record a shutout when the NHL has taken it outdoors, joining the likes of Miikka Kiprusoff, Jonas Hiller, and Cam Talbot.

Goalie Game Opponent Saves
Kiprusoff 2011 Heritage Classic Canadiens 39
Hiller 2014 Stadium Series Kings 36
Talbot 2016 Heritage Classic Jets 31

It was a big victory for Anderson, who entered Saturday's contest with a 3.05 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.

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Lemieux wins ‘Greatest NHL Moments’ fan vote for 5-goal game

Notching five goals in a single game is impressive enough, but Mario Lemieux's performance was extra special.

Lemieux's five-goal game from New Year's Eve in December 1988 against the New Jersey Devils was voted by fans as the NHL's greatest moment. Super Mario, after all, scored each of his goals in a distinct situation.

That evening, No. 66 scored on the power play, at five-on-five, shorthanded, on a penalty shot, and on an empty net.

The league made the announcement from center ice at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa as part of Saturday's NHL 100 Classic celebrations.

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Senators fans get #MelnykOut trending during NHL 100 Classic

Fans of the Ottawa Senators were united Saturday.

While supporters have often disagreed as to whether the team should play in its current arena in suburban Kanata or in downtown Ottawa, they're currently on the same page about at least one topic: the future plans of Senators owner Eugene Melnyk.

Melnyk denied speculation Friday that he wants to sell the franchise, but left open the possibility of relocating to another city if fans don't turn out in better numbers.

Those statements didn't sit well with the Senators faithful, who successfully got the hashtag #MelnykOut trending on Twitter in Canada as the team played the NHL 100 Classic outdoors in Ottawa.

The team's struggled to draw fans in recent months, with poor attendance during last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs run and a less-than-full home opener this season.

It was a different story Saturday night, as they played the Montreal Canadiens in front of a fuller crowd at Ottawa's TD Place Stadium.

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Daly: Senators’ lagging attendance is head-scratching

Not even NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly has an explanation for the alarming lack of enthusiasm about the Senators in Ottawa.

The Senators struggled to fill the Canadian Tire Centre during last year's playoff run and that trend has flowed into this season. Ottawa ranks 25th in average attendance, and last among Canadian-based teams, according to ESPN.

Those figures have left owner Eugene Melnyk dumbfounded, a feeling Daly echoed on Saturday.

"You kind of scratch your head as to why attendance wasn't an issue when the team was competing for conference championships every year in the early 2000s," Daly told Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

"From my perspective, it's a head-shaker that this team isn't doing better from an attendance standpoint and a fan's standpoint ... This is a very competitive team in a hockey market and it's not something we've experienced in Canada in probably 20 years."

Earlier this season, the Senators covered over 1,500 seats in the Canadian Tire Centre to make it easier to reach capacity.

There is widespread belief that a move from suburban Kanata to downtown Ottawa will boost turnout at the gate.

Ottawa is continuing efforts to build a new arena in the city's downtown core. Negotiations are ongoing with the National Capital Commission for the right to build at LeBreton Flats, a neighborhood situated minutes from Parliament Hill.

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