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Bob Probert records New Year’s Eve hat trick vs. St. Louis Blues


On December 31, 1987, Detroit Red Wings bruiser Bob Probert had what is arguably the greatest offensive game of his career when the Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena.

During the game, Probert scored his first career hat trick and also added an assist along the way as the Red Wings put a 7-2 New Year’s Eve beat down on the Blues.

During the 1987-88 season, Probert scored a career-high 29 goals and dished out a career-high 33 assists while racking up what was also a career-high 398 penalty minutes as he was selected to play in his only NHL All-Star Game.

Nation, was this Probert’s greatest offensive game as a member of the Detroit Red Wings?

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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