GLENDALE, Ariz. — Shane Doan scored at the buzzer for the first hat trick of his 16-year NHL career, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Doan, in his 1,161st game, fired a slap shot past goalie Evgeni Nabokov just before the buzzer sounded. The 35-year-old team captain had been, along with Scott Mellanby, the only players in league history with 300 goals but no hat tricks.
Doan scored early in the first and second periods to set the stage but missed several close tries before getting the goal at the last possible moment.
Taylor Pyatt and Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored for Phoenix. Frans Nielsen scored the Islanders' lone goal.
New York goalie Evgeni Nabokov had 25 saves. Mike Smith had 32 for Phoenix.