It’s safe to say that Patrik Laine is the real deal.
The 20-year-old Winnipeg Jets’ winger scored five goals on Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues. Yes, *five* goals, in one game. And he did so in only five shots. That’s quite efficient!
Patrik Laine snipes his fifth goal of the game on his fifth shot pic.twitter.com/Pru6Rn6doo
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 25, 2018
Laine becomes the first NHL player to score five goals in a game since Johan Franzen did so in 2011.
The last five-goal game in the NHL before Patrik Laine tonight: Johan Franzen in 2011.
— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) November 25, 2018
And it caps off what has been an absolutely ridiculous November for Laine.
This month, Laine has 14 goals, three hat tricks, and his 18 goals on the season now lead the NHL.
So to recap on Patrik Laine:
– 14 goals in November
– Three hat tricks in November
– Two hat tricks this week
– 10 goals in his past four games
– 18 goals on the season (Tied for NHL lead)#NHLJets
— Scott Billeck (@ScottBilleck) November 25, 2018
And yes, the Jets beat the Blues, by the score of 8-4 (it would’ve been quite painful to lose a game where one of your players scores five goals).