Tyler Myers goes down after taking a cross check from Evander Kane
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Evander Kane delivers nasty cross check on Tyler Myers' head

Published May 14, 2024 at 7:42 PM

Following Connor McDavid's altercation in the last game, the Oilers were expected to come out swinging.

The Oilers were given six penalty minutes only in the first period. In the game's early stages, Defenseman Darnell Nurse cross-checked Dakota Joshua during a battle in the corners.

A few moments later, Evander Kane threw a cross checked directly on Tyler Myers' head and was given a double minor penalty for his actions. Following Carson Soucy's suspension, this sequence will be heating many conversations:

Evander Kane gets a four-minute penalty for high-sticking Tyler Myers. The Canucks are headed to the power play!

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The Department of Player Safety announced that Carson Soucy was given a one-game suspension for a cross-check at Connor McDavid's head, which clearly wasn't intended for his head.

Looking at this one, it's clear Evander Kane didn't care whether it was Myers' chest or head. It'll be highly intriguing to see how the NHL reacts to that one, especially after they only handed punishments to the Canucks' players and not the Oilers'.

With the precedent the NHL has set following Soucy's incident, do you believe Evander Kane deserves a fine? Or even a suspension?
May 14   |   1280 answers
Evander Kane delivers nasty cross check on Tyler Myers' head

Do you believe that Evander Kane's attack on Tyler Myers is worthy of further punishment?

No1189.2 %
Worthy of a fine18814.7 %
Worthy of one game70054.7 %
More then one game27421.4 %
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