Simmonds’ big night.
In light of the Clippers owner Donald Sterling getting banned from the NBA for racist remarks, Simmonds was asked if it made it more special to become the second black player in NHL history to notch a playoff hat trick.
"Honestly, that's not something that's really on my mind," he said. "I go into the game situation and I try really not to think about things like that. We're a team. We're all the same color on the inside and we have one common goal, and we go out there to get wins and that's what we're going to do and that's what we try to do every night."