#5 - October 3, 2009 vs. Calgary Flames
Gagner earned two-thirds of a Gordie Howe Hat Trick in the Oilers season opener against the rival Flames. First, he dropped the gloves right off a faceoff at centre ice with Flames veteran centre Craig Conroy and eventually earned the takedown. Later, he stole the puck in the Flames zone and beat goalie Mikka Kiprusoff with a wrist shot, jumping into the glass and sending the Rexall Place crowd into a frenzy. It was the 3-3 equalizer late in the third period, but Calgary ended up winning 4-3.