Connor McDavid and former Buffalo Sabres team captain Jack Eichel never really developed a rivalry comparable to Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, but that might be changing with the top two picks in the 2015 Draft facing each other in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Playoff Jack Eichel is now up to five goals this postseason! 🙌 #StanleyCup
— NHL (@NHL) May 9, 2023
McDavid and teammate Leon Draisaitl were dominant in the first two games of the best-of-seven series in Las Vegas, but Eichel responded with the series shifting to Edmonton for Game 3, setting up linemate Jonathan Marchessault for a pair of goals and scoring his fifth goal of the postseason in a 5-1 Golden Knights victory on Monday. After missing the playoffs in his first seven seasons with the Sabres and Vegas, the big center has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in eight games.
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Former Sabre Evander Kane was noticeable for the wrong reasons for the second game in a row. After repeatedly sucker-punching a prone Keegan Kolesar in Game 2, the Oilers forward cross-checked Vegas defenseman Alex Pietrangelo at the end of the first period.
a very undisciplined penalty from Evander Kane pic.twitter.com/tbbz0MJPSu
— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) May 9, 2023
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