Patrick Eaves has a hat trick after one period against the Blackhawks

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Patrick Eaves #18 of the Dallas Stars celebrates his second goal of the game in the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on February 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stars winger Patrick Eaves came into tonight’s game against the Blackhawks with four goals this season. He’s nearly doubled that total in the first period alone.

Eaves scored three goals in 16 minutes for his second career hat trick and Dallas leads the Blackhawks 4-0 after one period.

Less than a week after losing to Chicago 5-1 in Dallas, the Stars got on the board early as Eaves beat Corey Crawford from an impossible angle.

Zero angle = zero problem. What a snipe. #DALvsCHI — NHL (@NHL) February 12, 2016

His second goal was nearly as impressive as he beat Crawford with a quick redirect to make it 3-0 Dallas.

He tacked on his third goal just minutes later:

Eaves hat trick goal. Again, right in front of the net. — Blackhawks Breakdown (@HawksBreakdown) February 12, 2016

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