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Evander Kane joining the Oilers on a one-year deal with incentives

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Just hours after learning that he will not be receiving any additional punishment, Evander Kane wasted no time in choosing his next team.

According to reports, the Edmonton Oilers are on the verge of signing controversial but talented forward Evander Kane to a one-year contract that includes a base salary of $750,000, a signing bonus of $625,000 and a no-movement clause. The deal carries a prorated cap hit of $2.1 million.

The 30-year old, who has been involved with a long list of off-ice issues that led to his contract with the San Jose Sharks being terminated earlier this month, has amassed 264 goals, 242 assists and 908 penalty minutes over a span of 769 games and 12 seasons split between the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres and Sharks.

Despite the controversy that is attached to his name, Kane’s new teammates are excited and ready to welcome him with open arms.

“Obviously Evander Kane is a good player. A big, strong power forward who is hard to play against,” said Oilers defenceman Duncan Keith.

“Any time you add a player like that, a good player, you’d be excited about that. We’d be happy to have him, as players. Excited to have him join the group and help us out.”

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WATCH: Lightning score in final seconds of regulation to take 2-0 series lead

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are unstoppable.

Fresh off a come-from-behind series win in round 1, the Lightning have picked up right where they left off in the second round against the Florida Panthers.

They cruised to a 4-1 win in Game 1, and appeared to be headed to overtime as the clock was running down in Game 2, but Lightning forward Ross Colton had other plans!

After corralling a beautiful no-look pass from behind-the-net by Nikita Kucherov, Colton fired it past Sergei Bobrovsky with 3.8 seconds remaining in the third period to secure the win.

The Lightning will head back home to Amalie Arena with a 2-0 series lead.

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Predators sticking with John Hynes as head coach after successful season

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The Nashville Predators are rewarding their head coach with a brand new contract!

The team announced that they are keeping John Hynes as their bench boss, and have inked to a two-year extension.

“I think our coaches have done a fantastic job,” said general manager David Poile.

“John is a young coach who has a lot more experience than probably we give him credit for. He has not been dealt with a perfect hand. I’m responsible for that. John deserves this. We’re growing together. I am totally comfortable with John and our coaching staff to lead us to bigger and better things moving forward.”

Since replacing Peter Laviolette behind the bench on January 7, 2020. the 47-year-old has led the team to a combined 92-64-10 record and three consecutive postseason appearances over three seasons.

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Flames and Oilers combine for most goals in a playoff game since 1993

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The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers turned back the clock last night!

In case you missed it, defence and goaltending was not a priority in Game 1 of Calgary and Edmonton’s second round playoff series.

In the first time these two Alberta based teams have faced each other in the postseason since 1991, the Flames came out on top with a wild 9-6 win over the Oilers to take a 1-0 series lead.

The 15 combined goals between the two teams made it the highest scoring playoff game since the Los Angeles Kings eliminated the Flames in the NHL Smythe Division Semi-Finals by a final score of 9-6 back on April 29, 1993. It’s also tied for the third most goals scored in a playoff game in league history.

“We were told it was a boring series last time, so I told the players yesterday we’ve got to score seven-to-10 goals today because they’d probably score five-to-eight to win, so that’s what we did” said Flames head coach Darryl Sutter with a slight grin on his face following the game.

Game 2 of the series takes place tomorrow night at 1030pm/ET.

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