HOLY. LOUIS – Patrik Laine never expected to attack NHL records in one game.
Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice did not share the modesty of his young wings.
Laine scored the 61st five goals in the NHL history on Saturday night when Jets defeated St. Louis. Louis Blues 8-4.
"I'm surprised it did not happen before," Maurice said. "The night he got his three, he had a chance to get much more."
Laine did not share the coach's trust.
"If anyone thinks it's going to be easy, no," Laine said. "Every goal in this league is hard, it's the best league in the world, it's obvious that it's five, it's quite unreal, but for those who think it's easy, it's not like that. "
The last player to score five goals in the game was Johan Franzen of Detroit Red Wings on February 2, 2011. Darryl Sittler of Toronto Maple Leafs was the last player to score six goals in the game on April 22, 1976 against Boston.
Joe Malone, who played in the early morning hours of the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens, in January 1920 reached seven goals in the game with the Quebec Bulldogs. He also had six goals and three five goals.
Brandon Tanev, Blake Wheeler and Brandon Lemieux also scored for the Jets who fought their first two-time losing streak of the season.
Laurent Brossoit allowed four goals on 27 shots for his first career to win against St. Louis. Louis. He has improved to 4-1-1.
Chad Johnson allowed six goals on 25 shots and dropped to 2-5-0. He was pulled up in favor of Jake Allen after allowing his sixth and Laine fourth goal of the game. Allen stopped nine of the 11 shots he faced.
Laine's five-shot shot gives him 16 goals in the November 10 games and 11 in the last four competitions.
"I felt like I ever touched a puck that came in some way," Laine said. "It was one of those nights, it probably will not happen in a minute, but we hope it will happen. It was a great night for me and my colleague."
Laine's lines, Bryan Little and Kyle Conner, combined four goals for Laine.
"It's up there," Little said about how Laine's performance stacked on the performances he had witnessed during his career. "Frankly, as if we had a puck, we would have a few passes, and Patty was open in the slot and we just found him. I think he missed one chance tonight and scored everything else, so he shows how well a shooter is."
Laine scored his first goal of 16:26 in the first period when he fed Little's feed just 41 seconds after Wheeler binded the 1-all with his fourth goal of the season.
Tarasenko tied Game 2: All 1:24 later when he fought the fifth match without a goal with his seventh season.
The second goal Laine came into play with Vladimir Tarasenko, who received two minutes for roughing and gave Winnipeg 3-2.
Laine finished her seventh career trick and third November when he defeated Johnson 12:53 in the second period.
Blues defenter Joel Edmundson fought Tyler Myers shortly after Laine's third goal, but it did not do anything to change the tide when Laine sent the fourth goal later.
Laine scored the fifth part of the game when he fled feeding from Little Little Allen and became the 45th NHL player and scored five goals.
"We have to play it even harder," said David Perron. "It's almost like we were respecting him too much."
Perron, Ryan O'Reilly and Pat Maroon also scored for the Blues who had not won consecutive matches since the defeat of Carolina and San Jose on November 6 and November 9.
"It's hard to see, especially after the efforts we made last night last night," said Captain Blues Alex Pietrangelo. "We must be ready to play."
NOTES: Blues LW Brayden Schenn jumps in his 100th game with the team. . Perron scored his first goal in 14 games. .. Jets RW Blake Wheeler jumped in his 800 career NHL game. .. Laine has 13 goals in 11 career goals against St. Louis.
Jets: Guest at Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday
Blues: On Wednesday in Detroit, you will start a three-game trip.
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