May 29, 2023
Kane was killed in the Oilers' win over Lightning |  CBC sport

Kane was killed in the Oilers’ win over Lightning | CBC sport

Edmonton forward Evander Kane was injured in his left wrist by a skate blade Tuesday night and was taken to the hospital with a horrifying injury during the Oilers’ 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Oilers said Kane is in stable condition and is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday night.

“The news I’ve received so far is very limited that he’s in a good place,” said Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft. “He’s being well taken care of.”

Kane tangled with Lightning defenseman Philippe Myers right in Edmonton’s defensive zone and was cut on the ice by Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon’s Skate Blade 3:27 into the second period.

“You shudder when you see that,” said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. “It was hard to see. Hopefully he’ll be okay because you know, hockey, you fight each other. it’s a war [but] we’re still a family.”

Kane grabbed the injured area with his right hand and rushed to the bench before heading to the locker room.

WATCH l ‘Graphic Warning’: Kane steps off the ice to seek medical attention after wrist injury:

Graphic warning: Evander Kane’s wrist was cut open by Pat Maroon’s skate blade

Edmonton forward Evander Kane immediately skates off the ice to receive medical attention after his wrist was cut by Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon’s skate blade.

“It’s scary, definitely scary,” said Oilers star Connor McDavid. “I think you could feel the energy just sucked out throughout the rink. We think of him. We’re hearing he’s fine, but that’s obvious for now.”

McDavid had a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who lost three straight games. Jack Campbell made 35 saves, and goals were added by Warren Foegele and Leon Draisaitl.

UHR l Draisaitl extends goal streak to 5 games, points streak to 9 games:

Oilers defeat Lightning to score 3 game losing skid

Leon Draisaitl extends his scoring streak to five games and his points streak to nine games in Edmonton’s 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

Campbell made a series of powerful saves in the last minute.

McDavid extended his points streak to eight games (nine goals, 19 points). He has 14 goals in 14 games this season.

Draisaitl has a five-game scoring streak and one point in nine straight games (seven goals, 18 points).

Cooper called McDavid and Draisaitl “human highlight films.”

“Think of McDavid, we’re in the best league in the world, with the fastest players in the world, and he’s sticking out like a sore thumb,” Cooper said. “Draisaitl, he’s just a horse. He’s got the whole package.”

Brandon Hagel and Alex Killorn had Tampa Bay’s goals, and Andrei Vasilevskiy had 26 stops.

Blitzstar Nikita Kucherov extended his one-assist scoring streak to 11 games (14 assists, 20 points) but lost his six-game scoring streak. He left shortly late in the second after being slashed at the wrist.

McDavid and Draisaitl made power play goals during the first 4:07 of the second game to give the Oilers a 3-1 lead.

Killorn made it 3-2 just 49 seconds into the third.

Oilers defenseman Ryan Murray maintained the one-goal lead when he wiped Maroon’s point-blank shot off the goal line with eight minutes remaining.

After the Oilers fired the first eight shots, the Oilers opened the scoring when Foegele had a shorthanded goal on Edmonton’s first shot to make it 7:15 in the game.

Hagel equalized 2:08 after Foegele’s goal. Tampa Bay beat Edmonton 16-7 in the first half — the Oilers arrived at their Tampa hotel around 3 a.m. after losing 4-5 in Washington Monday night.

The Oilers ended all five shorthanded situations after allowing the Capitals four power play goals. Edmonton went 2 for 4 on the power play.

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