4 things we learned in the NHL: Patrik Laine reaches milestone

Gustav Nyquist had a goal and two assists to help the Red Wings thoroughly handle the Jets for a 5-2 win.

Records were set by a young Jets sniper, Tampa Bay’s offence continues to produce and a Sedin brother has become the dish master.

Here are four things we learned in the NHL on Tuesday night.

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Laine sets a milestone with goal

Patrik Laine is beginning to start a scoring streak.

The Finnish sniper scored the lone goal for the Winnipeg Jets in their 5-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. It’s the third straight game that Laine has found the back of the net.

Laine also became the third-fastest player since 2005 to score 50 career goals with his second-period power-play goal.

It was a good bounce-back victory for Detroit after getting crushed 10-1 by the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Schenn breaks out of slump
Brayden Schenn broke out of his six-game scoring slump with a hat trick in the St. Louis Blues‘ 4-3 win over the Canadiens.

Schenn really got the Blues going in the second period when he and Scottie Upshall scored seven seconds apart to give St. Louis a 3-1 lead. The Habs would fight back to tie it before Schenn added his third of the game.

The 26-year-old from Saskatoon has flourished since his off-season trade from the Philadelphia Flyers and has been a main reason why the Blues are one point back of the Central Division lead.

The loss snapped Montreal’s five-game winning streak.

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Lightning offence continuing to pile up goals
With a healthy Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov leading the NHL in scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been almost unstoppable.

The Lightning didn’t need either to score in their 6-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday, although Stamkos had an assist and Kucherov tacked on two helpers.

Tampa Bay improved its record to 19-6-2 and regained sole possession of first place in the NHL.

Sedin continues to rack up assists
Henrik Sedin has been setting up Canucks teammates left, right, and centre over the past two weeks and that trend continued on Tuesday night.

Sedin had an assist on Derrick Pouliot’s second-period goal in Vancouver’s shutout victory against the Carolina Hurricanes.

He now has points in seven of his last eight games and the Canucks have won three in a row.

Meanwhile his brother, Daniel, has also been doing well of late and has been on the scoresheet in four of Vancouver’s last eight contests.

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