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Former Cape Breton Eagle makes Columbus Blue Jackets playoff history in win over Toronto Maple Leafs

Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Columbus Blue Jackets backhands the game-winning goal past Frederik Andersen of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first overtime period.
Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Columbus Blue Jackets backhands the game-winning goal past Frederik Andersen of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first overtime period. - Andre Ringuette
SYDNEY, N.S. —

A former Cape Breton Eagle forward etched his name in the Columbus Blue Jackets record book on Thursday night.

Forward Pierre-Luc Dubois was the hero for the Blue Jackets, notching his first career NHL playoff hat trick in a 4-3 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Centre in Toronto.

Dubois’ feat was the first playoff hat trick in Blue Jackets team history. The club entered the NHL in 2000 as an expansion team.

The Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., native played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League between the Eagles and Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, recording 73 goals and 126 assists for 199 points in 164 games.

He was drafted No. 3 overall by the Blue Jackets at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He’s been in the NHL for the past three seasons and has 65 goals and 158 points in 234 games.

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