NHL action: Vrbata gets hat-trick in Phoenix win


In hockey action on Thursday in the NHL Czech forward Radim Vrbata notched a hat trick to lead his team Phoenix over the Nashville Predators 4:3 in overtime. Vrbata scored all three goals in regular time, and also assisted on the winner in OT by Czech defender Zbyněk Michálek. The hat trick is Vrbata’s career third in the NHL.

In other games: Michal Rozsíval helped his New York Rangers defeat Atlanta 2:1, scoring once and earning an assist. New Jersey Devil Patrik Eliáš scored twice against Montreal, but his team still lost to the Habs 4:3.