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NHL embarrassingly revokes Brock Boeser hat trick against Oilers

Published May 12, 2024 at 11:17 PM

The NHL just pulled the rug out from under Brock Boeser's playoff hat trick in the most embarrassing fashion.

Tonight's game 3 in Edmonton had the series tied at 1, and things started off rough for Boeser and the Canucks. He got sent to the box for tripping Leon Draisaitl, giving the Oilers a power play opportunity. In a painful twist, Oilers defenseman Matthias Ekholm capitalized, scoring into the open cage, making it 1-0.

But Boeser bounced back quickly, tying the game with a shot through traffic.

Then, JT Miller set up Boeser for a snipe, putting the Canucks ahead 2-1.

Just before the first period ended, Boeser sealed his hat trick with a goal, prompting visiting Canucks fans to toss hats onto the ice in celebration. It was a triumphant moment—until it wasn't.

As the teams returned for the second period, the NHL announced that the Canucks' first goal was credited to Elias Lindholm, who tipped it in, not Boeser.

Correction: Elias Lindholm has just been credited with the
' first goal.

Just like that, the hat trick vanished, leaving Boeser and Canucks fans disappointed and frustrated, especially the ones who threw their hats onto the ice. Now, their actions were nothing and the worst part is, they won't have a hat to celebrate with Boeser nets another later in the game to recapture his historic achievement.

Boeser has haunted the Oilers this year, including a four goal night as part of an 8-1 drubbing on the season's opening night.

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