Twitter Reaction: Laine leads Jets to win with amazing hat trick

Game, set, match to Patrik Laine as he completed the hat trick to stun Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

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:

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