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Patrik Laine Dreams Of The Rocket Richard Trophy

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

During this six-game road trip, Laine has been in high demand – he’s also given members of the media plenty to write (and talk) about.

So as the Jets (41-18-9) get set to face the Washington Capitals (38-23-7) on Monday at Capital One Arena, it makes for an interesting storyline that his 11-game point streak has coincided with him moving into a tie for the NHL goal scoring lead with his one-time idol, Alex Ovechkin.

Laine and Ovechkin sit at 40 goals and each player has 14 games left in the regular season, including Monday’s second and final meeting between the two clubs.

On the weekend, when one of his numerous scrums had thinned out, Laine was asked about the importance of chasing the Rocket Richard Trophy.

“It’s always been one of my dreams to win it,” said Laine. “It’s something that every goal-scorer dreams about. There are still 15 games to go. There are a lot of things that can happen, but (along) with our team goals, it’s a good motivation for me.”

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