Laine on scoring slump: ‘Got to stay focused and not lose your s—‘

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Winnipeg Jets superstar Patrik Laine offered his two cents amid his uncharacteristic scoring slump.

The 20-year-old has 24 goals to his credit this season - certainly nothing to scoff at - but he's only lit the lamp three times since scoring a whopping 18 times in November.

"I'm my worst enemy," Laine told Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press. "I'm expecting myself to be the best player on the ice and obviously you can't be. You just got to stay focused and not lose your shit."

Fortunately for the Jets, Laine's quite capable of heating up in a hurry, as evidenced by a three-week stretch earlier this season that featured three hat tricks and the NHL's first five-goal game since 2011. What's more, his recent slump hasn't slowed the team down very much, as Winnipeg (27-13-2) sits just one point behind the Nashville Predators for first place in the Central Division with three games in hand.

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