Nikolaj Ehlers recorded a hat trick and Patrik Laine scored twice including the 100th goal of his career in the Winnipeg Jets 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night at Bell MTS Place.

Laine (20 years, 224 days) scored 1:43 into the first period and became the fourth youngest player in NHL history to reach the milestone.

Wayne Gretzky (20 years, 40 days) was the youngest to reach 100 regular season goals followed by Jimmy Carson (20 years, 116 days) and Brian Bellows (20 years, 179 days).

Laine added his league-leading 21st goal of the season at 1:18 of the third period.

Jacob Trouba also scored for Winnipeg.

Defenseman Cameron Schilling notched his first NHL point in his Jets debut as he drew an assist on Ehlers' second goal of the game.

Marcus Kruger, John Hayden, Jan Rutta. Dominik Kahun and Artem Anisimov replied for the Blackhawks.

Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves.

The Jets (14-8-2) will begin December with a three-game road trip.

Winnipeg will meet New Jersey on Saturday, the New York Rangers on Sunday and the New York Islanders on Tuesday.


photos courtesy Ray Peters


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Wednesday, February 20th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Varsity Boys Basketball
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach, 6 p.m.

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions Division
Oak Park 5 SRSS 1
(best of 3 Tier II semifinal tied 1-1)

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Lorette at Grunthal, 8 p.m.
(Comets lead best of 5 series 2-0)

MJHL
Portage at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
OCN at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Dauphin at Waywayseecappo, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild vs Interlake
@ Teulon, 7:45 p.m.
Pembina Valley at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs Brandon
@ Souris, 7:30 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Warriors, 6:30 p.m.

CSHL
La Broquerie at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 1-0)

WHL
Calgary at Brandon, 7 p.m.

AHL
Toronto 4 Manitoba 3

NHL
Chicago at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.
Boston at Vegas, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19th

South Central Athletic Conference
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
St. Norbert 74 SRSS 25

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions
Tier II Division
SRSS 2 Oak Park 0
(1st game in best of 3 semifinal)

MJHL
Wpg Blues 4 Selkirk 2

CSHL
Grunthal 7 Red River 3
(Red Wings lead best of 7 semifinal 2-1)

NHL
Tampa Bay 5 Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 3
N.Y. Rangers 2 Carolina 1
Florida 4 Buffalo 2
Montreal 3 Columbus 2
St. Louis 3 Toronto 2 (OT)
Anaheim 4 Minnesota 0
Nashville 5 Dallas 3
Arizona 3 Edmonton 2 (SO)

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