Nikolaj Ehlers had a hat trick, Patrik Laine scored twice and became the fourth-youngest player in NHL history to reach 100 goals, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 on Thursday night.

Laine scored his 100th and 101st goals in his 178th game at the age of 20 years, 224 days. Wayne Gretzky did it the fastest in 20 years, 40 days. Jimmy Carson and Brian Bellows also accomplished the feat faster than Laine.

The Finnish forward has an NHL-leading 21 goals this season, 18 of them November.

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) scores against Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) scores against Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ehlers scored a goal in each period, with his third fired in when he went in alone on goalie Corey Crawford and beat him with a low shot at 9:45 of the third period to make it 6-3. It was his third career hat trick.

Jacob Trouba also had a goal and one assist for Winnipeg, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler each had three assists, and Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves.

Chicago Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger (16) and Andreas Martinsen (29) celebrate Kruger's goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, November 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Chicago Blackhawks’ Marcus Kruger (16) and Andreas Martinsen (29) celebrate Kruger’s goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, November 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Winnipeg held on after Artem Anisimov cut it to 6-5 with 2:52 left.

Marcus Kruger, John Hayden, Jan Rutta and Domink Kahun also scored for Chicago, and Crawford stopped 27 shots. The Blackhawks are 1-4-0 in their last five games.

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26), Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate Ehlers' goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26), Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Mark Scheifele (55) celebrate Ehlers’ goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: Jets defenseman Cameron Schilling, called up from the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose on Wednesday, picked up the secondary assist of Ehlers’ goal, the first point of his seven-game NHL career. The 30-year-old Indiana player hadn’t played an NHL game since March 2015 when he was with Washington. Schilling and fellow defenceman Sami Niku were on the ice replacing injured blue-liners Dustin Byfuglien and Joe Morrow.

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Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) watches as Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) makes a save and Hawks' David Kampf (64) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) watches as Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) makes a save and Hawks’ David Kampf (64) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Jets: At New Jersey on Saturday night.

Blackhawks: At Nashville on Saturday night.

Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) drives for the net as Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) saves his shot and Hawks' Gustav Forsling (42) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) drives for the net as Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) saves his shot and Hawks’ Gustav Forsling (42) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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