Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine is an elite goalscorer. Now he’s officially a savage troll too.
Friday night, Laine scored his second goal in as many games.
PATRIK LAINE SNIPES HOME AN ABSOLUTE LASER BEAM FOR HIS FIRST CAREER GOAL IN THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS! MANY MORE TO COME!
— NHL Daily 365 (@NHLDaily365) April 12, 2018
But it’s what he did as he skated by the Minnesota Wild bench that got him the most attention on social media.
Laine got out his figurative violin and played a sad song.
s a v a g e 🎻🎻🎻 pic.twitter.com/ZS7wykJlw1
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 14, 2018
Laine repeated this taunt later as he saluted the Jets crowd after the team’s 4-1 win.
— Sam Friedman (@SamDFriedman) April 14, 2018
Perhaps Laine was responding to a scuffle that happened with ten seconds left in the game. Former Capitals forward Daniel Winnik dropped the gloves with Brandon Tanev and landed several big punches.
Laine also got salty with the Wild bench on Wednesday. After his first career playoff goal during Game One, Laine looked for some high fives from Wild players.
After his 1st Stanley Cup Playoff goal Patrik Laine looking for a glove tap from the Wild as he skated past Minnesota bench pic.twitter.com/l5wSbsxs4b
— Joe Pascucci (@Pascucci015) April 12, 2018
I look forward to Coach’s Corner on Saturday night where Don Cherry’s head explodes.
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