Laine picked up two helpers in a convincing 7-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday. The Finnish superstar now has 26 points on the season, but only five assists compared to 21 goals. Prior to his two from this game, Laine's last helper came back on Nov. 16. Up next is a home contest against the Blackhawks, who have the second worst team GAA in the league (3.70).
Laine scored twice Thursday in a 6-5 win over Chicago. Laine scored his 20th goal of the season and 100th of his career less than two minutes into Thursday's game. He would add another goal in the third period while Winnipeg was on a power play. The Finnish sniper has now scored a total of 13 times over his last six games. On the other hand, Laine has just three assists in 2018-19, but Winnipeg isn't paying the 20-year-old to pass the puck so one might expect his assist numbers to pale in comparison to his goal output.
Laine buried five goals on five shots in 18:43 of ice time in Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Blues. Laine has been superhuman recently, racking up 11 goals in his last four contests. The 20-year-old Finn now leads the league with 19 goals in 22 games. He'll look to continue his hot streak when he faces the Penguins at home Tuesday.
Laine scored twice and recorded six shots on goal in a 6-3 loss to the Flames on Wednesday night. The 20-year-old is on one of those goal-scoring streaks. He's found the back of the net five times in the last two games, snapping a modest three-game goal drought. The best part about this goal-scoring spree, though, is that four of his five markers in the last two games have come at even strength. Laine leads the NHL with eight power-play goals, which is impressive to say the least, but if he's going to reach 40 or maybe even the 50-goal plateau, Laine will need to produce at even strength as he has the last couple of contests.
Laine recorded his second hat trick of the season in Monday's 6-3 road win over the Canucks. Laine already has six NHL hat tricks before his 21st birthday. The Finnish phenom put three goals on the board against the Panthers in his home country on Nov. 1 -- since then, he's scored five times to go along with a helper over six games. The scary part is that Laine may only be scratching the surface of his potential.
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