Tomas Tatar broke out of a scoring slump.
The Detroit Red Wings did, too.
Tatar got his first career hat trick, helping Detroit beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-4 on Saturday night to get a desperately needed win with a breakout offensive performance.
“It's perfect timing,” he said.
Tatar got his third goal early in the third period, putting the puck on both sides of his stick before flipping it over John Gibson.
Detroit scored more goals (four) in the first two periods than it totaled over its previous four games — all home losses — and finished with a season scoring high.
“We knew we weren't good enough the last four...