Kane racked up a power-play goal and an assist Tuesday against the Flyers. Kane also fired four shots to give him 24 in the past four games, but finished with a minus-1 rating in the 6-3 defeat. While the sniper has lit the lamp 10 times in the past 14 games, he has contributed only three assists and a minus-5 rating over that span. Despite the lack of balance to his stats, Kane's ability to put pucks on net and past goalies will continue to make him an asset.
Kane filled the stat sheet with an assist, 11 shots, a plus-1 rating and four penalty minutes in a 4-3 loss to the Penguins on Sunday. He picked up a secondary assist on the first tally of the game, but Kane was all over the ice, registering a season-high amount of shots. Kane remains an extremely valuable fantasy asset, as he is one of just two players with at least 20 goals and 90 penalty minutes. As for the other player with those totals (Wayne Simmonds), Kane is better in the plus/minus and shots categories.
Kane scored Buffalo's only goal in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks. This goal makes it seven goals over the past seven games, and Kane has one assist in this stretch too. With a shooting percentage of 29.4 percent, the 25-year-old forward is one of the hottest players in the NHL right now. Buffalo isn't playing a bunch of non-contenders either, six of these seven goals came against serious playoff contenders -- St. Louis, Chicago, San Jose, and Toronto. Buffalo's mandatory five-game break started Monday, and Kane's fantasy owners better hope he can maintain this type of play afterward, as this is a time where teams tend to lose whatever momentum they previously had.
Kane scored a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory over the Blues on Saturday. That's now six goals and seven points in his past six games. He only managed to get one puck on goal Saturday, but in his prior 11 games, Kane was averaging 4.4 shots per game. During that stretch, he's recorded a 16.67 shooting percentage by scoring eight times. Kane now has 20 goals and currently has the highest shooting percentage of his career (12.5).
Kane (illness) will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Avalanche. Kane was previously considered a game-time decision for Thursday evening's tilt, but the 25-year-old winger is evidently feeling well enough to remove any doubt surrounding his status for the contest. The 2009 first-round pick has played pretty well in the month of February, notching four goals in seven games while racking up an impressive 30 shots over that span. He'll look to stay aggressive in a favorable home matchup with a terrible Colorado team that's allowing an average of 3.37 goals per game on the road this season, 28th in the NHL.
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