Patrik Laine is 18 years old and has played in 51 NHL games so far. Remarkably, he's gotten a hat trick in three of those games. Laine, in part due to his brief stint on the sidelines, isn't the rookie leader in goals or points, but he has certainly had some amazing showings so far this season. His latest came Tuesday night when he earned that third hat trick.
He's also already finding a team he particularly likes playing against. This was his second hat trick against Dallas and his third multi-goal contest versus the Stars.
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DEVILS 3 AVALANCHE 2
Jeremy Smith turned aside 37 of 40 shots. He was making his NHL debut at the age of 27. He's also posted a 2.57 GAA and .911 save percentage in 17 AHL contests this season.
Cory Schneider stopped 28 of 30 Avalanche shots. He's now won three of his last four starts and has allowed just seven goals over that span.
Kyle Palmieri netted the game-winning goal. It was his 15th marker and 33rd point in 54 contests.
Pavel Zacha also found the back of the net for New Jersey. He has seven goals and 15 points in 48 games.
Mark Barberio scored his first goal of the 2016-17 campaign. The Avalanche defenseman also has six assists in 32 contests.
PENGUINS 4 CANUCKS 0
Matt Murray earned a 29-save shutout last night. It was his third perfect game of the 2016-17 campaign, giving him a 2.27 GAA and .926 save percentage in 31 contests.
Henrik Sedin tied the team-high with three shots on goal against Murray. He has 11 markers on 72 shots this season.
Sidney Crosby registered an assist to give him 999 career points. In 2016-17 he has 30 goals and 31 assists in 49 contests.
Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist on Tuesday. That gives him 23 goals and 56 points in 48 games.
Ryan Miller stopped 38 of 42 Penguins shots. He has allowed at least four goals in four of his last five starts.
MAPLE LEAFS 7 ISLANDERS 1
Jason Chimera netted New York's only goal. It was his 14th goal and 22nd point in 55 contests.
Auston Matthews scored a pair of goals Tuesday night. The 19-year-old rookie is up to 27 goals and 46 points in 55 games.
Josh Leivo found the back of the net and registered two assists. This was his fifth game of the season and he didn't record a point in his other four contests.
Frederik Andersen kicked out 33 of 34 Islanders shots. That snapped his three-game losing streak, though Toronto did pick up two consolation points over his slump.
Thomas Greiss surrendered six goals on 34 shots before being yanked with less than nine minutes left in the contest. Jean-Francois Berube stepped in and saved six of seven shots.
SABRES 3 SENATORS 2
Bobby Ryan scored a goal and registered an assist. That gives the Senators forward 12 goals and 23 points in 48 contests.
Justin Bailey netted the game-winning goal. It was his second marker and third point in 16 games.
Matt Moulson also found the back of the net for Buffalo. He has 12 goals and 22 points in 57 contests.
Robin Lehner saved 39 of 41 Ottawa shots. He has a 15-16-6 record, 2.55 GAA, and .924 save percentage in 39 starts.
Craig Anderson kicked out 22 of 25 shots last night. He has a 13-7-1 record, 2.37 GAA, and .926 save percentage in 21 starts.
DUCKS 1 WILD 0
John Gibson turned aside all 37 shots to pick up his fourth shutout of the season. He has a 22-14-6 record, 2.30 GAA, and .921 save percentage in 45 contests.
Devan Dubnyk allowed a goal 4:38 minutes into the contest and that proved to be the difference. He still made 22 saves.
Mikko Koivu tied for the team-high with four shots on Gibson. He remains at 16 goals and 40 points this season.
Joseph Cramarossa scored the game's only goal. He has four markers and 10 points in 45 contests.
Corey Perry assisted on the marker. He has 11 goals and 40 points in 58 games in 2016-17.
JETS 5 STARS 2
Patrik Laine led the Jets with a hat trick that included the game winner. He has 26 goals and 47 points in 51 contests this season.
Antti Niemi stopped 19 of 22 shots last night. He hasn't won a start since Jan. 17 and now has a 10-9-4 record.
Jamie Benn scored a goal and registered an assist for Dallas. That's his third straight multi-point game.
Mark Scheifele assisted on three of Winnipeg's five goals. He has 25 goals and 56 points in 56 contests.
Connor Hellebuyck stopped 34 of 36 Stars shots. He has a 18-15-1 record, 2.77 GAA, and .910 save percentage in 39 contests.
OILERS 5 COYOTES 2
Leon Draisaitl scored a goal and registered two assists. That gives him 21 goals and 50 points in 57 contests.
Oscar Klefbom also netted a goal and recorded two assists. The blueliner has nine goals and 23 points in 57 games.
Cam Talbot kicked out 23 of 25 Coyotes shots. He has a 28-16-7 record, 2.36 GAA, and .920 save percentage in 51 starts.
Louis Domingue turned aside 28 of 33 shots in his third straight loss. He has a 5-13-1 record, 3.29 GAA, and .895 save percentage in 22 contests.
Martin Hanzal found the back of the net for Arizona. He's now scored at least a goal in three consecutive games.