Enterprise Rent-A-Car is teaming up with the NHL to sponsor the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Hat Trick Challenge. How does the Hat Trick Challenge work? Each day, fans are asked to answer three questions about that day’s game. You can score a hat trick by correctly answering all three questions in a day. At the end of the competition, a Enterprise and the NHL will award a grand prize to the entry which has scored the most Hat Tricks.
The first question of today’s Hat Trick Challenge, sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, asks fans: Will New York score 3+ goals in Game 6?
The odds are forever in the Rangers favor. In the 2014 playoffs, the Rangers have scored three or more goals 10 times in 19 games. In games where they have scored that many, they carry a 9-1 record. Tuesday’s 7-4 thrashing at Bell Centre was their first loss when scoring three or more goals. The task for the Rangers is simple: you better win Game 6 because there’s no way you’re going to be favored in a Game 7 on the road for the second straight series.
The second question in today’s challenge asks if Daniel Briere will score a goal in Game 6.
Briere has been cold in this series. He came into the Conference final with six points in 10 games. His only point this series was a goal in Game 3. He’s bound to get his name on the score sheet tonight based on his point per game pace. But will it be a goal? After the way Henrik Lundqvist played Tuesday it’s possible Briere can score especially if it comes early in the games.
The final question in today’s Hat Trick Challenge asks which team will win Game 6.
At Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are 5-4 at home in the playoffs. But don’t quickly believe they’re going to win at home because three of those wins came in the first round series against Philadelphia. The biggest key for New York is to get the first goal of the game, since they have a 9-3 record when they have scored first in the playoffs compared to 2-5 when allowing the first goal. The longer the game remains scoreless or with the blue shirts trailing, the more agitated New York fans (who aren’t afraid to show their displeasure) will become. But if they can reach the magic number of three goals (as evidenced in the first Hat Trick Challenge question) in tonight’s game the New York Rangers will party like it’s 1994 at Madison Square Garden.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to partner with the NHL to present the 2014 NHL Hat Trick Challenge. For more information, you can follow Enterprise on Facebook and Twitter. Send us a tweet at @HockeyWorldBlog for the chance to earn weekly prizes! And be sure to check out Kukla’s Korner for advice on how to answer tomorrow’s question, and make sure to enter the Hockey World Blog Enterprise Hat Trick Challenge league.