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The Buzzer: Hats off to Ehlers; King of the Hill

Three Stars 1. Nikolaj Ehlers Patrik Laine hit a milestone on Thursday, collecting his 100th career goal. Laine added another later on, pushing his league-leading total to 21 for the season, yet he wouldn’t even be in the Jets’ top three against Chicago. Then again, that thought explains why Winnipeg is so scary: this team is about a lot more than Laine. Ehlers, for example, stole Laine’s gimmick for a night by collecting a hat trick. Coming off of two straight 60+ point seasons, NHL opponents should tremble at the thought that the 22-year-old might just be coming into his own, from refining his game to becoming more confident. This top star nod comes with some bonus fun. The coolest part: Ehlers collected a hat trick soon after ...
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