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More tricks and treats in October

Updated: November 3, 2006, 1:21 PM ET
By Vincent Masi | Special to ESPN.com

As we jump into fall, it's time to look back at the month of October in the NHL.

Scoring was red-hot, particularly with multiple-goal performances. There were 13 hat tricks in October, one trick shy of doubling the amount the NHL had in last season's opening month under the new rules. It was also the most since the 1997-98 season and was tied for the third-most since 1990.

Most Hat Tricks in October(since 1990-91)

Season Hat Tricks

1993-94

16

1992-93

16

2006-07

13

1997-98

13

1991-92

12

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