Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday!

This week in 1999 (April 21), Steve Yzerman recorded his fourth hat trick in the playoffs setting a franchise record.

It came in game one of the Wings’ quarterfinals series against the Anaheim Ducks and his three goals helped launch the team to a 5-3 victory. Yzerman scored at the 11:06 mark of the first period, 31 seconds into the second period on the powerplay, and at the 18:42 mark of the third.

Yzerman’s other three? Well, his first came in a 5-4 semi-finals loss in game two against Chicago on April 6, 1989. His second came in a 6-3 game one semi-finals win over the St. Louis Blues on April 4th, 1991. Yzerman’s third came on May 9th, 1996 in another game against the Blues. Detroit lost that game three match 5-4.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at

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