Patrik Laine is returning to Winnipeg for the first time with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. The forward has missed his last two games and is hoping to be at his best when he returns to the city. Despite losing much of their veteran core and a lot of their key players, the Blues have added some new players and a new coaching staff.
In a tribute to his father, Laine played the game for the first time since being injured in Colorado last month. The Finn introduced his son to hockey, and they became close. Despite the recent events, the game was emotional for Laine. He has three goals and 10 points in nine games, but has not skated for the team since. His last game in Winnipeg was also emotional, as he was playing a penalty shot goal in a small area game.
While Patrik Laine is back in Winnipeg, his family remains close to him. He was raised in Winnipeg with his mother and older brother Harri, who also played hockey. The two grew up in Finland, and the two would shoot soda cans in the backyard. Patrik Laine would wake up at 3 a.m. each day to watch each game.
While the Winnipeg Jets are desperate for a win, the Blue Jackets are in dire need of one. A game that goes beyond the regular season will be crucial for both teams. However, a victory for the Columbus Blue Jackets is crucial. If they can match up to their rivals, they will win the series in a 3-2 final. And it’s not just about winning, but about matching the intensity of the Winnipeg Jets.
Unlike his previous teams, the Winnipeg Jets need to win this game. The goal is to keep the team from losing a game to their rivals. And a win is vital for a team. A loss for the Winnipeg Jets is devastating, and it’s imperative to match the intensity of the Columbus Blue Jackets to stay in the playoff race. Fortunately, they’re both in dire need of a win.
While a Laine injury is not a cause for concern, his recent injury has put the Blue Jackets on the defensive guard. He had a strained oblique, and was benched for the rest of the game against the Islanders. The season ended with a 2-1 tie. The Jets won the series, but the team lost a game in overtime. The Jets won, so the Blues can take full advantage of his absence.