Laine scores 5 goals, lifts Winnipeg past St. Louis 8-4

St. Louis Blues Ryan Reaves forces Winnipeg Jets Bryan Little into the boards in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on January 31, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Patrik Laine scored five goals Saturday in the Winnipeg Jets’ 8-4 victory at St. Louis, two short of 97-year-old NHL record.

It was the 61st five-goal game in league history. Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs was the last player to score six goals in a game, on April 22, 1976 against Boston.

Brandon Tanev, Blake Wheeler, and Jack Roslovic also scored for the Jets, who snapped their first two-game losing streak of the season.

Laine’s five goal outburst gives him a league-leading 16 goals in 10 November games.

Laurent Brossoit allowed four goals on 27 shots for his firs career win against St. Louis. He improved to 4-1-1.

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