Kane lit the lamp twice in Friday's 6-4 win over Montreal. He also picked up five shots on goal, two PIM and four hits, making it an all-around productive night for the former Jet. Kane has been finding twine quite frequently of late (six goals in the last 10 games) but doesn't have any assists during that span. It's hard to believe he's got just 23 points in 46 games this year, but Kane's 67 PIM and 194 SOG make him plenty valuable even when he's not hitting the scoresheet. Just watch out for that ugly minus-13 rating.
Kane scored a goal and fought Florida's Alex Petrovic three times in a 7-4 loss on Tuesday. Kane finished the night with a goal, two hits, three shots and 29 penalty minutes, delivering a monster night for fantasy owners. Kane fought twice in the second period and once in the third period before being assessed a game misconduct; this is the first time a player has fought the same player three times in a game since Bob Probert and Jody Shelley did it in 2002. When healthy, Kane is a very productive power forward and deserves a spot in all fantasy leagues.
Kane poured 11 shots on goal, putting one of them into the back of the net, and collected two penalty minutes Thursday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins. Kane's scored four goals in the last eight games, but with no assists in that span and a plus-minus that suffers from playing for the sad-sack Sabres, he's falling well short of his stated goals from the beginning of the season. Remember when Kane said he thought 40 or 50 goals would be this year? His current total of 12 is quite a far cry from that.
Kane notched a goal and assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Capitals. He now has four points, including three assists, in his last four games. Is this the burst that we've all be waiting for from this guy? Kane is dripping with power and potential, but he sure isn't delivering the way we hoped to see. It's important to note his shooting percentage (6.3) is well below his career average of 8.7 percent. We find it hard to believe that a player who scored 30 goals at the age of 20 has already peaked. Kane may be taking a turn for the more productive. Fingers crossed.
Kane earned an assist for the second straight game in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Minnesota. After a six-game pointless drought, Kane has been productive in road tilts against Winnipeg and Minnesota, picking up an assist, a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in each game. He's only got 15 points in 33 games this season but still holds decent value as a volume-shooter (121 SOG) and, to a lesser extent, in the PIM department (28). Also, his shooting percentage is currently at 6.6 (eight goals), which is over two percent less than his career mark of 8.8, so look for Kane to light the lamp with a tad more frequency in the second half of the season.
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