Evander Kane leads the NHL with 10 goals in the playoffs

If you ask the members of the San Jose Sharks if they’re happy to see Evander Kane play under different skies, I’m sure the answer is yes. After all, he had become a cancer on the verge of his many controversies in the dressing room.

But I’m also convinced that if you ask the members of the Edmonton Oilers if they’re happy to count on him in the playoffs, the answer has to be positive.

Kane is probably stepping on the gas right now, knowing full well that this is his last chance to keep his place in the sun. But on the ice what he does works well.

Yesterday, within six minutes of the second period, Kane scored three goals, giving him a total of 10 goals since the start of the playoffs. He is alone in the world in this category as Jake Guentzel has eight. Note that Kane only scored six goals in 29 career playoff games in San Jose.

Its total of 13 points clearly shows its usefulness: to score. And meanwhile, Connor McDavid (three assists yesterday, including two on Kane goals) and Leon Draisaitl (four assists yesterday, including three on Kane goals) take the opportunity to heat it up.

McDavid was in his sixth straight game with at least two points.

The two Oilers stars lead the league with 23 and 19 points, respectively McJesus has a pace that is comparable to Wayne Gretzkyliterally. Nikita Kucherov follows them with… 15 points.

Will this make Kane break the bank this offseason? Will any team – like the Oilers – want to give him a medium-term contract? And how much?

This will no doubt be a pretty hard-to-predict thing in the off-season as it has bigger implications than simply giving him the opportunity to score goals on a regular basis. And if we trust Flames fans and Matthew Tkachuk to tell him about his money woes, Kane might want to do just that.

And no, CH is incapable of making the playoffs and doesn’t have the leadership needed to welcome them…

But that’s for the next few weeks. In the short term, the Oilers take a 2-1 lead against the Flames in a battle in Alberta that continues to be talked about.

And I’m thinking in particular of the work of Milan Lucic, who crossed the line yesterday with a head-on goal against Mike Smith. He was preparing for the next game…

And even if the Flames coach came to defend his player said he had slowed his swingeveryone knows that hitting a goalkeeper like this (and with such speed) is not enough.

Georges Laraque also wants to join the Oilers to avenge the honor of his favorite club.

The Oilers goaltender left the game (probably due to a spotter from the NHL for concussions for also being caught in a free-for-all after the hit), but returned a short time later to cheers from the crowd.

At least he’s fine.

Will the Flames (formerly Oilers) tough guy be suspended? I don’t know, but the league will have to revise the gesture.

Even the Flames No. 1 goaltender caved in the game. In a series that’s currently 2-1 in favor of the Oilers (who incidentally lost Game #1), there’s plenty of action, of course.

This is also to some extent the case with all series, as it gets tight almost everywhere.

Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere? Except in a small town in Tampa Bay, where Lightning (3-0 in the series) keeps resisting an intruder who doesn’t seem to want to get their hands on a series that could end tonight.

But otherwise the Blues are still in the game against the Avalanche, who could take a 3-1 lead tonight. By the way, is there a Colorado-Tampa series in the finale?

And sure, things are brewing between the Rangers and the Hurricanes. Talk to Gerard Gallant.

Last night, Rangers brought the two teams back to a 2-1 series in favor of the Canes by winning a game opener in the series. But as we can see, the coach is the Blue shirts isn’t exactly a happy customer with how his opponents handled the late game.

So he asked Tony DeAngelo to look elsewhere to see if he was there, he who “prepared the next game” after the dial went down last night.

The same goes for Max Domi, who was also wrong when the siren announced the end of the game. Gerard Gallant wasn’t happy either.

And he didn’t hesitate to say so at a press conference, mentioning that he had the means to fight back.

It looks like Ryan Reaves will be busy Tuesday night…

At the show level, nothing has really been missing since the start of the series. However, we will have to learn to better protect the players in the league, because emotions could get out of hand.

Much

– Alphonso Davies came to cheer for the Oilers.

– Dangerous checks: Benoît Brunet wants that to change. [98.5 FM]

– Speaking of McDavid.

– shame.

– Things are going better in Boston with the Red Sox.

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