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10/20/2016 at 7:36am EDT

The Jets rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the second period led by Patrik Laine’s first career hat trick – including the game-tying goal with 55 seconds remaining in regulation and the game-winning goal in overtime – to earn a victory in their final game before the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Jets came back from a four-goal deficit to win for the first time in Jets/Thrashers franchise history. Winnipeg also rallied from a three-goal deficit in their season-opening contest to secure a 5-4 OTW vs. CAR. Elias adds the Jets are the first team in NHL history to come back from a deficit of at least three goals to win in two of their first four games of a season.

* Per Elias, at 18 years, 183 days, Laine became the youngest player in franchise history to record a hat trick (previously Ilya Kovalchuk: 19 years, 235 days, on Dec. 6, 2002 at WSH).

* Elias adds Laine is also just the fourth rookie in the last ten years to record a hat trick that includes an overtime winner, following Alex Ovechkin (3-0—3 w/ WSH on Jan. 13, 2006 at ANA), Jordan Staal (3-0—3 w/ PIT on Feb. 10, 2007 at TOR) and Michael Grabner (3-0—3 w/ NYI on Feb. 13, 2011 at BUF).

* Per Elias, Laine is the first player in franchise history to score a tying goal in the final minute of regulation AND score the overtime winner in the same game.

Jets forward Mark Scheifele (1-2—3) and defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (0-2—2) also recorded multi-point games in the comeback win… Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek (1-0—1) has recorded 3-3—6 in his first four games with the club... Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad (1-0—1) has 2-3—5 in his first four games with the team... New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaardtook in the Rangers-Red Wings game… The Jets inducted the “Hot Line” of Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull and Ulf Nilson – who were part of two championship teams with the Jets in the World Hockey Association – as the first three members of the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame…Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky will be at the NHL Powered by Reebok Store in New York City on Thursday for a book signing.

All Times Eastern
New Jersey @ Boston, 7 p.m., NESN, MSG+
Anaheim @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m., CSN-PH, PRIME
San Jose @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ROOT, CSN-CA
Arizona @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SN360, RDS, FS-A
Colorado @ Tamp Bay, 7:30 p.m., SUN, ALT
Washington @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, CSN-DC
Toronto @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-N, FS-WI, TSN4
Los Angeles @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, FS-W
Carolina @ Calgary, 9 p.m., SNF, FS-CR
St. Louis @ Edmonton, 9 p.m., SNOL, FS-MW
Buffalo @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SN360, MSG-B

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the information above.

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