Evander Kane scored in his first game with the Edmonton Oilers, who beat the Montreal Canadiens 7-2 on Saturday night.
The Oilers have won four in a row.
It took Kane less than nine minutes to reach the leaderboard. He made it 1-0 when he conceded Evan Bouchard’s point shot past Sam Montembault 8:39 in the first. Zach Hyman shot a Kris Russell shot, then Leon Draisaitl potted his 30th of the season, giving the Oilers three goals in 1:47.
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The Canadiens had seven shots on goal in the first four minutes of the third and came on the board thanks to Josh Anderson. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Hyman pressed to put the Oilers ahead 5-1. With Zack Kassian in the penalty box, Tyler Toffoli scored three seconds in the Montreal power play. Draisaitl responded 24 seconds later, giving the Oilers three goals on six shots in the period.
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Cayden Primeau replaced Montembault to start third. Derek Ryan beat him in the last minute of the game for the only goal of the third.
Russell played his 900th NHL game. Stuart Skinner has made 20 appearances for his fifth win of the season. Hyman had two goals and an assist goal.
The Oilers, 22-16-2, will play in Ottawa on Monday (630 CHED, Face-off Show 16:00, game at 17:30).
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