Kane scored a goal and added two power-play assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Vegas. With just seconds left in regulation, Kane took a baseball swing at a loose puck and found the back of the net to send the game to OT. The 26-year-old is off to a terrific start this year, scoring five goals and five assists in just seven games. He's already put 39 shots on net and has averaged 20:18 of ice time, with 3:20 of it coming with a man advantage. Look for Kane to take a run at his career high of 57 points.
Kane struck twice for goals -- including a man-advantage tally -- in a 6-2 loss Monday at home to New Jersey. Kane and Jack Eichel seem to be the only Sabres producing during the team's wretched start. Kane's two tallies were the only bright spots Monday for Buffalo, yet he needs to be owned in all formats by this point, despite his team's struggles.
Kane scored two shorthanded goals and added an even-strength assist Friday night in a 6-3 loss to the Islanders. Kane factored in all the Sabres' scores and was aggressive in the offensive zone. He now has two goals and two assists in his first two games, and he looks like a talented (and natural) fit beside Jack Eichel. Kane is making a strong case for universal fantasy ownership.
Kane picked up an assist and tallied 11 shots on net in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Canadiens on Thursday. Kane has always been a prolific shooter -- in his two years in Buffalo, he has tallied 260 and 271 shots on net. He was limited to just 70 and 65 games in those seasons, however, and has also yet to play more than 74 games in a year.
Buffalo is still looking for a suitable trade partner for Kane, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Kane is entering the final year of his contract and is coming off a solid season in which he tallied 43 points, 113 PIM and 260 shots on goal. The tough winger also dished out 109 hits, but his minus-17 rating left much to be desired. While concerns about losing the 25-year-old for nothing at the end of the year are likely the primary motivation for shopping him, Kane's off-ice issues can't be overlooked as the Sabres fully embrace the Jack Eichel era in Buffalo.
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