edmonton, alabama – Evander, are you kidding me?!
Evander Kane scored two goals with 6 minutes, 32 seconds left in regulation time, including the game-tying goal with 46.2 seconds left, and scored a well-deserved hat trick with the game-winning goal in overtime, leading the Edmonton Oilers to victory. They won a come-from-behind 4-3 victory. Wednesday over the Seattle Kraken at Rogers Place.
The Oilers winger scored three consecutive goals in less than 10 minutes of the third period and overtime after the visitors scored three points in the middle post following Conner’s goal to lead 3-1 through the 40th minute. He made the decision and erased the Kraken’s two-point lead. McDavid’s first goal.
Kane becomes the second player in Oilers history to score a hat trick in overtime, and the sixth player in NHL history to score a natural hat trick in overtime.
The well-deserved hat trick was Edmonton’s second against the Kraken, after Zach Hyman accomplished the feat just five days earlier. The Blue & Orange defeated their Pacific Division opponent 5-1 at Climate Pledge Arena.
Evan Bouchard had three assists, and Leon Draisaitl contributed to the win with two helpers. Netminder Stuart Skinner is 3-0-0 in his last three games, stopping 83 of his last 88 shots for a save percentage of .943 in that span.
“I just try to stick to the script, do my job and make as many saves as I can,” Skinner said. “And from there, it’s the players before me who were able to fight back and did a great job. Obviously, when you’re down 4-1, it’s a little bit harder to get through. But again, the players before me were able to fight back and did a great job. These are the players.”
The Oilers began a crucial four-game road trip to the East on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, winning their third straight game after securing their first come-from-behind win of the season.
“Obviously we’re in for a long road trip here. It’s great to win two games at home in a row,” Kane said. “I came back before I was down going into the third period, so it was nice to be able to do that for the first time this year.”