Winnipeg Jets Rookie Patrik Laine Inexplicably Fires the Puck Into His Own Net (Video)


Technically the NHL doesn’t have “own goals,” but if they did poor Winnipeg Jets rookie Patrik Laine would have scored a doozy on Sunday night.

Laine has had an outstanding rookie season for the Jets, recording 17 goals and 8 assists in his first 32 NHL games. However, he made an error against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night that cost his team at least a point.

Midway through the third period, Edmonton center Mark Letestu carried the puck into the Winnipeg zone and fired a slapshot at Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck. The puck caromed off Hellebuyck’s right pad and went straight to Laine, who tried to clear the puck wide of the goal, but accidentally fired it right into the open net.

Take a look:

Afterward Laine was understandably upset about the gaffe, so Jets captain Blake Wheeler did his best to console the rookie:

The loss was certainly a costly one for the Jets, a team that was expected to contend in the Central Division this season but currently finds itself outside the Western Conference playoff picture. But there’s a lot of hockey left to play, and Laine will have plenty of opportunities to make it up to his teammates.

Hat Tip – [The Score]

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