WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Mark Scheifele laughed as he described how his Winnipeg Jets teammates tried to help him complete a hat trick Tuesday night.
Instead, the second-year center finished with two goals and an assist as the Jets halted the Buffalo Sabres' four-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory.
"I know (Mathieu Perreault), I think every time he had the puck he was looking around, looking for me, so it was pretty funny," Scheifele said. "But at the end, the boys wouldn't even let me get off (the ice). I'd look over at the bench and they're like, `stay, stay,' so it was pretty cool."