And his most incredible play on the night was on an assist. The cacophony only grows once hostilities between the Predators and the Jets begin for real.
He has three goals and two assists in the series and is generally making a pest of himself.
"We just kept doing what we were doing", said Scheifele when asked about the Jets six-goal performance in Game 5 after losing Game 4, 2-1.
On Thursday, he scored the deciding goal with a wicked one-timer, and with that perhaps altered the course of a Stanley Cup semi-final series. He was in the penalty box when Winnipeg scored at the end.
"Short of that, he had a monster game", Peter Laviolette, the Predators coach, said.
By the time Matthieu Perreault shoveled in a puck from a insane ricochet off the boards it was 6-2, Rinne was pulled and fans were at a loss for words as they headed out.
Each of the past three games has been decidedly different, but are an indication of how closely matched the teams are.
Laine had not scored a goal in this series up until the last minute of Game 4.
Stastny put Winnipeg up 1-0 at 7:44 when Patrik Laine's shot from the left faceoff dot deflected off the Jets centre and past Rinne for his fourth of the playoffs.
Indeed, the Jets took Game 1 in Nashville by a 4-1 score after Connor Hellebuyck stood on his head for most of the night.
"Your goal when you go on the road is to steal a game", Hellebuyck said. "There's no magic formula about following them around or any particular structure other than Z and Charlie have done a good job of not getting caught up ice, giving them odd-man rushes for the most part". "You have to go on the attack, as well".
Winnipeg has been a good offensive team in the playoffs as they come in ranked 1st in scoring at 3.80 gpg, while also ranking 3rd in shots taken (34.8 spg) and 4th in power play conversions, converting on 25.9% of their chances. Just when you think you have figured out what to expect from these two teams, it goes from boring to bonkers in a flash ... "We're going to come back here".
"We're going to wake up in the morning, and that page is going to be turned". "That set him up, I thought, for the rest of the game".
Fans can still donate at tonight's Manitoba Moose game at 7 p.m., Saturday's Moose game at 4 p.m., as well as the Winnipeg Whiteout viewing party when the Jets play Game 5 in Nashville at 8:30 p.m. But Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton waved the rally towel, and one of first catfish to hit the ice was tossed by Caleb Daniel, a 5-year-old Predators fan with a new heart.
A lot of people were calling for Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers to pick up their games after going goal-less for nine playoff games.
He is back home in Nashville for a few days.
The Jets will either have an opportunity to clinch at home, or to stave off elimination. "They're still going to take it, so I'm not too anxious". "You have to play every game like it could be the swing game".