Oops! Laine shoots into own goal, costing Jets vs. Oilers
Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) reacts after letting in an Edmonton Oilers goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP)
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Patrik Laine shot the puck into his own net midway through the third period, costing the Winnipeg Jets in a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
Edmonton's Mark Letestu was credited with his second goal of the game when Laine fired the rebound of Letestu's slap shot directly into his own wide-open goal.
Captain Blake Wheeler put an arm around Laine when the Finnish rookie returned to the bench. The 18-year-old ranks third in the NHL with 17 goals and is an early front-runner for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's top rookie.
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Oscar Klefbom also scored and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for the Oilers, who improved to 7-6-1 at home.
Mathieu Perreault and Chris Thorburn had goals for the Jets, who have now lost four straight games. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 shots.