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The seven-finger salute looked spur-of-the-moment, not choreographed

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Jim Matheson  •  Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Oilers left wing Evander Kane (91) scores an empty net goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena. Photo by Gary A. Vasquez /USA TODAY Sports Article content

When Evander Kane stuck up seven fingers after he slammed in that empty-netter in Game 6 in Los Angeles, it was to cheekily signify Game 7 coming up.

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But it was also his seventh goal in the first six playoff games this spring, with only Mark Messier (nine) and Wayne Gretzky (eight), both in 1983, better than that.

The seven-finger salute looked spur-of-the-moment, not choreographed.

“Means Game 7, baby,” said Kane.

“He must not have liked the celebration (Adrian Kempe) after they scored (overtime Game 5). Evander plays with emotion and he’s looking forward to the next game,” said Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft, who hopes to see the same fever from his team Saturday in what will be the first Game 7 on home ice for the Oilers in 32 years, back to 1990 against the Winnipeg Jets.

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Kempe, with a fast, power move to the net, tucked it around Mike…

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