Best of NHL: Patrik Laine Hat Trick Gives Jets OT Win Over Maple Leafs

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Rookie Patrik Laine completed a hat trick 2:40 into overtime, helping the Winnipeg Jets overcome a four-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night.

The confident Finn got the better of his first head-to-head matchup against fellow rookie Auston Matthews, tying the game with 55 seconds left in the third before winning it in overtime. Laine went second overall in the 2016 draft behind Matthews, despite Laine's insistence he should have gone first.

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Laine has four goals on the season, tying Matthews and three others for the NHL lead.

Toronto led 4-0 early in the second period on two goals from Nazem Kadri and one each from Connor Carrick and William Nylander.

Tyler Myers and Mark Scheifele also scored for the Jets.

Michael Hutchinson made 36 saves for Winnipeg, and Frederik Andersen had 29 saves for Toronto (see full recap).

Howard (32 saves) carries Red Wings to win
NEW YORK -- Jimmy Howard made 32 saves to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Thomas Vanek and Drew Miller scored for Detroit, which improved to 2-2-0.

After beginning the season with two straight losses, the Red Wings have won consecutive games.

And they have Howard to thank for their latest win as New York had the better of play for wide stretches. The Rangers outshot Detroit 33-18 for the game and Howard was forced into making highlight reel stops to keep the Red Wings in the game.

New York led 1-0 as Mika Zibanejad redirected Ryan McDonagh's slap shot from the right point past Howard 1:09 into the game. The Rangers carried the 1-0 lead into the first intermission, following an opening 20 minutes in which they outshot the Red Wings 14-7 (see full recap).

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