2022 NHL Playoffs: Evander Kane's hat trick leads Oilers to win vs. Flames; Rangers, Lightning pick up wins

Stanley Cup playoffs action advanced Sunday with 3 video games on the schedule. The Tampa Bay Lightning opened the day functioning with a controling 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers. The Lighting requires simply another success to finish the sweep, and carry on to the Eastern Conference finals. 

The Carolina Hurricanes when again had a hard time on the roadway. The New York Rangers got their very first win of the series in Madison Square Garden with a 3-1 outcome. Carolina still leads 2-1.

Sunday’s action concluded with the Battle of Alberta. Evander Kane raising the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-1 success by getting a hat technique in the 2nd duration. Kane now leads the playoffs with 10 objectives. The Calgary Flames revealed a good effort in the last duration, however could not rather pick up.

Game 3: Lightning 5, Panthers 1

The Lighting are starving for a three-peat as Stanley Cup champs and they are definitely playing like it. They took a 3-0 lead in their 2nd round series and simply require to win another house video game on Monday for the sweep versus the Panthers. 

The video game was even after the very first duration as each group discovered an objective in the very first frame. Corey Perry scored initially for the Lightning at the 13:21 mark when Ryan McDonagh sent out a shot directly down the middle and Perry deflected the puck into the internet. That lead lasted less than 3 minutes with Florida center Sam Reinhart capitalizing on the power play. Before Reinhart’s objective, the Panthers had actually not scored on the power play in the whole postseason (0-for-25). 

Tampa Bay took control early in the 2nd duration when defenseman Erik Cernak got a pass from Ondrej Palat that was initially planned for Ross Colton however went under his stick. Cernak confined the puck and sent it to the leading right corner of the internet. That pass did not play out as desired however still had a great outcome, to put the Lightning up 2-1 —  a lead they would not give up.

Right wing Nikita Kucherov sent out an exceptionally smooth pass to Steven Stamos, who went on to bury the puck with a slap shot for the 3rd Tampa Bay objective. 

Florida goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was taken out of the internet with under 5 minutes staying in the 3rd duration and the Lightning included a number of empty netters to pad the margin late in the video game. Tampa Bay will now want to sweep their in-state competitors on brief rest — Game 4 is Monday night at Amalie Arena. 

Game 3: Rangers 3, Hurricanes 1

New York has its very first win of the series after a strong efficiency in the house. Rangers center Mika Zibanejad just had 4 shots and no points in the very first 2 video games of the series. However, he played a crucial function for his group’s offense on Sunday, beginning with the very first objective of the video game. Left wing Artemi Panarin sent out a cross-ice pass to Zibanejad, who then continued to send out the puck inside the left side of the internet to get New York ahead early.

The Rangers extended their lead simply under 6 minutes into the 2nd duration as Zibanejad assisted Chris Kreider keep control of the puck behind the internet. It was a frenzied minute for the Hurricanes as defenseman Tony DeAngelo lost his stick however still tried to obstruct the wrist shot Kreider took it to the bottom of the circle.

Less than 3 minutes later on, Nino Niederreiter got Carolina on the board. New York was aiming to rating however a stopped working pass led to a turnover. Jordan Staal got the loose modification and after that sent it to Niederreiter to take it the remainder of the method. 

The Rangers went into the 3rd with a 2-1 lead, however both groups were basically even in the very first 2 durations with 13 scoring possibilities each, and New York had the ability to ice the video game with an empty-net objective from Tyler Motte. Game 4 is set for Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. 

Game 3: Oilers 4, Flames 1

Edmonton began the night strong and didn’t recall en path to a 2-1 lead over Calgary. The Oilers had a 21-7 shot on objective benefit after the very first duration, however no objectives. That altered in the 2nd as they flaunted in controling style with 4 objectives in those 20 minutes. Zach Hyman got the ice breaker with a wrist shot simply 52 seconds in. Five minutes later on, the Evander Kane reveal started. 

Kane selected got a Flames turnover and took it down the ice. The left wing sent it to his ideal side towards Learn Draisaitl and continue skating towards the internet. Draisaitl then returned the puck and Kane had the ability to score backhanded at the 6:58 mark. He was back at it a minute later on. Connor McDavid flaunted some footwork by moving the puck in between his skates to acquire control after getting a pass from Draisaitl. He then sent out the puck to Kane who when again discovered himself in ideal position in front of the internet. 

Hats began moistening to the ice inside Rogers Place simply a couple of minutes later on. Kane registered his 2nd hat technique of this postseason after beating Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom. McDavid and Draisaitl were when again credited with the help. 

Calgary secured Markstrom at the start of the 3rd duration and changed him with Dan Vladar. Overall this was a much better duration for the Flames as they had a 14-7 shot on objective edge and handled to prevent a nothing. Oliver Kylington got the only objective for them at the 15:09 mark helped by Calle Jarnkrok and Dillon Dube.

The Oilers now lead the series 2-1, with Game 4 set for Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. ET. 

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