F - WPG
Patrik Laine scored his 9th goal of the season on Tuesday night when the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1.
Up next for Patrik Laine and the Jets is another game against the lowly Red Wings, this time in Detroit on Thursday night. Laine and his team should be poised for another strong night offensively.
Patrik Laine assisted on Josh Morrissey's third period power-play goal that tied the game at 1-1 in the Heritage Classic game on Saturday night.
Surprisingly, Laine has 10 assists and only 3 goals so far this season. Which is still good for 13 points through 12 games played, but the points are coming via the assist rather than goals this season. I would take it as a positive sign that his game is rounding into that of a more complete player. With the world-class shot he possesses the goals are sure to come.
Patrik Laine picked up 2 goals and 2 assists in the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in their home opener. Laine ended the night with 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 SOG, 8 Hits, 1 blocked shot and a +4 rating.
This was a statement game from Finnish sniper Patrik Laine. He is showing that he is more than just a sniper, adding 7 assists so far this season and using his size to his advantage all over the ice.
Patrik Laine was back on the score-sheet for the fourth consecutive game on Tuesday night when the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. Laine had 3 assists while adding 1 SOG, a +2 rating and 1 blocked shot to his stat line in 16:42 of ice time.
Patrik Laine found himself on the Jets top line with Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele for the second game in a row. Laine seems to be making the most of the opportunity he's been given. If he continues to play at this level and put the effort in that is required to stay on the top line, he should have no trouble making this season a career high in point scoring. The goals will always be there for Laine, this season the assists are pouring in for him thus far and he is playing more physical. If that continues Laine can turn himself into one of the games premiere power forwards.
Patrik Laine scored his first goal of the season in the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday night. Laine also had 1 assist in each of the first two games of the season.
Patrik Laine will continue to post up at the top of the left circle on the Jets top powerplay unit and boasts one of the best shots on the planet. For that reason alone he must be owned and started in all formats. Laine also saw time alongside Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele on the Jets top line on Sunday. If that continues going forward his fantasy stock would most certainly rise.