Oil workers welcome back Evander Kane, down the Kraken


Edmonton, Alberta — Zach Heyman He had a goal and two assists in the Edmonton Oilers’ victory over the Seattle Kraken 5-2 Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.


The game marked the Oilers’ return to the forward Evander Kanewho returned earlier than expected after a scary injury when he was hit in the wrist with a skate blade on November 8 at the Tampa Bay Lightning, causing him to miss 31 games.

After the surgery, Kane was initially expected to miss three to four months.

He saw 17 minutes of ice time against the Kraken, with seven shots and two hits.

“I felt fine. No problems, other than mine [lack of] Kane said, “I guess I’m not expecting much. But I had my form tonight, which is positive. I’m just going to try to build on that.”

Connor McDavidAnd Derek RyanAnd Warren Voegele And Ryan MacLeod He also scored for the Oilers (25-18-3), who won for only the second time in their last eight home games. Jack Campbell Made 29 exports.

“We’re happier with the way we’re playing; I think that’s the main thing,” said Heyman, who tallied 29 assists.

“We’re playing the right way. We’re playing strong, mature third periods. That’s the key, we play our game and make sure we make it difficult for the other guys on the other side, and we understand what kind of game you’re playing when you’re up. I think that’s really encouraging.”

McDavid leads the National Hockey League with 38 goals scored. He extended his point streak to eight games, and has at least one point in 25 of his past 26 games.

Daniel Jump And Vince Dunn They each scored a goal for the Kraken (26-14-4), who lost two goals in a row after eight straight games.

Dunn said, “We talked before the game – it’s a big game. We needed those two points. So it’s really disappointing not to get a result.”

“We had a good run; we let two games slide. We have to go home and get to work.”

Seattle took a 1-0 lead 3:11 into the first period on the power play as Sprung’s shot hit a defender and deflected into Campbell, who was making his fourth straight start. It was Sprung’s 15th goal of the season.

Edmonton tied the game with 5:52 to play in the first time as McDavid went from coast to coast, facing four defenders and dancing past two of them before taking a shot off his foot that bounced off the top corner past the goalkeeper. Martin Jones.

The Oilers moved ahead 3:15 to the second when the rookie fired at him Vincent Descharne He snuck under Jones and was sitting there before Ryan pounced to lead in the sixth of the season.

Edmonton took a two-goal lead at 12:30 in the second during a mad upfield scramble as the puck evaded Foegele, who sent a backhand into the net despite the fact that he was sitting on the ice at the time.

There were two odd goals to start with the third.

After just 22 seconds, Dan unleashed a long shot that Campbell wanted to get back when he missed it and removed his glove and into it.

The Oilers responded 61 seconds later, however, as well Eli Tolvanen Poke a check puck away from Hyman but directly into his own net after Jones catches him off guard. Hyman scored his 21st goal.

Edmonton made it 5-2 halfway through the third Dylan Holloway Hit a pole and the puck backed straight into McLeod on the side of the net for easy tapping. It was Holloway’s second assist, giving him his first multi-point game in the NHL.

“It was the 15th time we’ve scored five goals this year…and we haven’t lost when we’ve scored five or more,” Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft said. “Doing it with equal strength, that’s positive.

“We’re very focused on defending in the right way, and I think we did a lot of really good things in that direction tonight.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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