In case you were watching the Clinton-Trump debate, the Winnipeg-Toronto (aka Laine-Matthews game) was pretty amazing. It may have looked like a stinker at the start, with Toronto taking a 4-0 lead, but by the end a star was born in Patrik Laine.
The Finnish sniper and No. 2 overall pick from last summer’s draft exploded with a hat trick, including the OT winner to lead his Jets to victory, the first time that franchise overcame a four-goal deficit for the win. Laine officially takes Round 1 over Matthews.
The last goal was most impressive, as Matthews had a 3-on-3 breakaway chance turned aside at one end, before Laine came back the other way to end it.
Here’s how Twitter reacted: