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Laine buries rocket to tie Thrashers-Jets rookie goal-scoring record


In vintage form, Patrik Laine has matched the Jets/Thrashers franchise rookie record.

With yet another rocket of a one-timer, Laine picked up his 29th goal of the season, tying Ilya Kovalchuck for the most in a single season by a first-year player in franchise history.

Kovalchuck finished with 29 goals and 51 points in 65 games with the Atlanta Thrashers back during the 2001-02 season.

With the goal, Laine also knotted the game up with the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-1.

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