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Young Filatov records hat trick

Updated: January 11, 2009, 2:38 PM ET
By Sean Allen, Special to ESPN.com

Apparently nobody told Nikita Filatov that he was no longer playing in the World Junior Championship.

Columbus' Filatov, whose slick hands made him a fantasy favorite coming out of last year's draft, recorded a hat trick in the Blue Jackets' 4-2 win over Minnesota on Saturday. Filatov scored eight goals while leading his Russian team to a bronze medal (which could have easily been a gold medal if not for Canada's Jordan Eberle) at the world under-20 championship. To play a little bit of ...

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