The game between the No. 1 and No. 2 picks from the 2016 NHL Draft in Winnipeg on Wednesday did not disappoint and it caught the attention of retired NHL forward Teemu Selanne.
Patrik Laine, drafted by the Winnipeg Jets with the No. 2 pick, pulled even with Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs, as the leading goal-scorer in the NHL with a hat trick.
Laine's third goal, at 3:40 of overtime, capped Winnipeg's furious five-goal rally in a 5-4 win against the Maple Leafs and came seconds after Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson stopped Matthews on a breakaway,
The feat set social media ablaze and impressed Selanne, who retired after the 2013-14 season with 684 NHL goals and 1,457 points.
The finish, when Matthews was stopped and Laine scored, conjured flashbacks to the time the top two picks of the 2015 NHL Draft faced off. Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel, the No. 2 pick, was stopped on one end, and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, the No. 1 pick, scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory on March 1 in Buffalo.