Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine is off to a slow start in his sophomore season, including being held without a point in each of his previous four games. Laine has four goals and six points through 11 games and played a season-low 13:20 in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Wild. The 19-year-old Finn was asked Thursday what area he believes he's struggling in and replied, "Just ice hockey. Feels like hockey is really hard right now." Laine, who posted 36 goals and 64 points last season, said he believes every player goes through similar stretches. His shooting percentage this season sits at 13.3 per cent, down from his impressive 17.6 per cent last year. "Everyone feels like that sometimes... [You] have to get through it somehow," Laine said. "Obviously, I don't have a lot of confidence, I have to work hard"
Laine on slump: 'Have to get through it somehow'
TSN | Nov 2