Patrik Laine nets 5 targets in Jets’ victory over Blues | NHL


Patrik Laine promised he’ll rating 50 targets this season and he received 10 % of the way in which there on Saturday.

The Winnipeg Jets (13-7-2) winger recorded each a franchise and profession single game-best 5 targets en path to an 8-Four win over the St. Louis Blues. Laine stacked three of his 5 targets within the Jets’ four-goal second interval and notched his fifth simply over a minute into the third, giving him an NHL-best 19 targets.

Blake Wheeler, Brandon Tanev and Brendan Lemieux had been the opposite Winnipeg scorers in Saturday’s win.

It is the third five-goal efficiency within the NHL for the reason that 1997-98 season. Johan Franzen had the newest one when he reached the feat with the Detroit Crimson Wings on Feb. 2, 2011, and Marian Gaborik did the identical with the Minnesota Wild on Dec. 20, 2007.

Laine, 20, registered simply three targets within the workforce’s first 12 video games however Saturday’s efficiency capped off a profession month for the Finnish standout. In November, Laine has registered 16 targets, three hat tips (two this week) and 11 targets in his previous 4 video games. Laine is also the primary participant to put up three hat tips in a single calendar month since Alex Kovalev in February 2001.

Earlier than he even added two extra targets for the night time, Laine reached the second-most hat tips earlier than his 21st birthday (seven), placing him behind Wayne Gretzky (12).

If the historic efficiency wasn’t sufficient, Laine’s subsequent purpose will give him 100 for his profession. Laine can have a number of days to savor the win and his efficiency earlier than the Jets return to motion once they welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to Winnipeg on Tuesday night time. 

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