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It took 896 games, but Brad Richards finally recorded his first NHL hat trick Friday night in the Rangers 8-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Richards scored his first goal of the night in the first period when his shot deflected off a Buffalo defender and in to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead. His second tally came in the second period when he put home a loose puck in the crease, and his third came in the third on a wrist shot that beat Jhonas Enroth to give the Rangers their eight goal of the night.

Watch all three goals from Richards' first career hat trick, then share your congratulations in the comments below.

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Apr 20 - 2:03am
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