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On This Date: Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk scores playoff hat trick (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings had their way with the Dallas Stars in the 2008 Western Conference Finals, winning the series four games to two and advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2002.

Game 3 of the series in Dallas was an all around dominating performance by Detroit on the back of a Pavel Datsyuk hat trick, the first of his career:

There was nobody like the Magic Man!

Written by Michael Whitaker

Always at the front lines of Detroit Sports.


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