Edmonton Oilers left winger Evander Kane of Vancouver, British Columbia recorded his 10th career National Hockey League hat trick on Friday. He accomplished the feat in a 5-3 Oilers win over the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Kane’s first goal tied the game at one at 9:11 of the second period from Canadian Olympic gold medalist Corey Perry of New Liskeard, Ontario. Kane then tied the game at two at 12:51 of the second period from Brett Kulak of Edmonton, Alberta and Leon Draisaitl. Kane’s hat trick closed the scoring from Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario and Derek Ryan with one minute and 10 seconds left in the third period. Perry won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Two Canadians scored for the Oilers. The other Canadian goal scorer was Zach Hyman of Toronto, Ontario. Two Canadians had multi-point games for the Oilers. The other was McDavid, who had three assists.
Of Kane’s 10 NHL hat tricks, seven have been with Edmonton. The other three were with the San Jose Sharks. This was Kane’s second hat trick this season. The first came in a 4-3 Oilers win over the Seattle Kraken on November 15.
In 46 games, Kane has 18 goals and 14 assists for 32 points. He was a -5 with 54 penalty minutes, five power-play points, one shorthanded point, three game-winning goals, 142 shots on goal, 23 faceoff wins, 21 blocked shots, 152 hits, 14 takeaways, and 28 giveaways. Kane’s shorthanded point was a shorthanded goal from Draisaitl into an empty net in a 4-1 Oilers win over the New York Islanders on November 13.
With the win, the Oilers improved to a record of 30 wins, 16 regulation losses and one loss in extra time. They have 61 points and are in third place in the Pacific Division.