Evander Kane’s hat trick leads Oilers past Ducks

Evander Kane collected his eighth career hat trick and Leon Draisaitl scored the third-period, go-ahead goal in a two-point game as the visiting Edmonton Oilers earned a 5-3 comeback victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

Zach Hyman scored a goal and Connor McDavid notched three assists — giving him 12 points in a five-game streak — as the Oilers returned to the win column after seeing their 16-game winning streak snapped their previous outing in Las Vegas. Goalie Calvin Pickard made 24 saves for his fifth consecutive victory.

Ryan Strome scored twice and Cam Fowler collected a goal and an assist for the Ducks, whose two-game winning streak and four-game points streak (3-0-1) were snapped. Frank Vatrano and Adam Henrique both collected two assists.

Anaheim goalie John Gibson stopped 19 of 21 shots before leaving the game after the second period due to a lower-body injury. Lukas Dostal made eight saves and was handed the loss.

With the score tied 3-3, Draisaitl provided Edmonton its first lead of the game 10:09 into the third period. He converted a one-timer from the right faceoff dot for a power-play tally, his 24th goal of the campaign.

Kane iced the game with an empty-netter, his 18th goal of the season, in a back-and-forth affair.

The Ducks controlled most of the play in the opening frame and were rewarded when Fowler opened the scoring with 80 seconds remaining in the first period. He found the mark through a maze of players for his third goal of the season.

Kane tied the score at 9:11 of the second period. He buried a shot from the right faceoff dot, seconds after teammate Corey Perry knocked the stick out of Gibson’s hand.

Strome restored Anaheim’s lead 29 seconds later when he was left alone in front of the net and tucked home a deke.

Kane again pulled the Oilers even just over three minutes later by converting a shot from the slot.

Strome provided the Ducks their third lead of the night by lifting a top-corner shot from the bottom of the left circle while on the power play at 3:20 of the third period. It was his eighth goal of the season

The Oilers again tied the score when Hyman tapped home a tally at 8:41, set up by McDavid, for his 31st of the season.