Player grades: Evander Kane to the rescue as Oilers shock Kraken with late comeback

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If the Edmonton Oilers were writing a script for the first 50+ minutes at Rogers Place on Wednesday, surely the working title would have been “How Not to Win a Hockey Game”. The Oilers made a steady stream of mistakes both with and without the puck and beat a steady path to the penalty box in the process. As the clock wound down into the single digits, the visiting Seattle Kraken held a 3-1 lead that felt like (and easily could have been) 5- or 6-1. Thankfully the combination of Stu Skinner, a splendid penalty kill unit, and some old-fashioned puck luck around the Edmonton net kept the score within range. Read More