Blues' Brayden Schenn records hat trick against Canadiens as he continues record pace

St. Louis Blues forward Brayden Schenn is rapidly approaching a career high. 

Throughout his eight-year NHL career, Schenn has yet to top 60 points in a season. The veteran’s career-high happened during the 2015-16 season when Schenn — then with the Philadelphia Flyers — scored 59 points.

When the Blues picked up the 26-year-old this past offseason, few expected that Schenn would be St. Louis’ leading scorer. Yet that’s exactly where he’s at, and Tuesday night was no different. Schenn recorded a hat trick during the Blues’ 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, meant that has already reached 33 points only 28 games into the season, just twenty-six points shy of his career-high that took 80 games. 

Five minutes into Tuesday’s contest, Schenn struck first. Blues forward Jaden Schwartz found Schenn open in front of the net to give the Blues an early 1-0 advantage. The duo of Schenn and Schwartz are St. Louis’ top leading scorers, making the Blues second line one with top line production.

After the Winnipeg Jets’ loss, the Blues are now tied for first place in the Central Division. Schenn’s offensive breakthrough put an end to the Blues’ three-game losing streak, and the team will now focus on reclaiming their position atop of the division standings. 

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