Evander Kane followed a similar timeline after each of his first eight NHL regular seasons.
Pack up the locker, say goodbye to teammates and get frustrated watching other players compete in the playoffs rather than getting his own opportunity on the big stage.
A late-season trade to San Jose changed all that for Kane, who is excited for his first chance at the postseason after 574 career games when the Sharks open their first-round series in Anaheim on Thursday night.
That’s why Kane was so excited about the trade to San Jose on Feb. 26 for two draft picks and a prospect.
Kane has made a big impact on the Sharks since arriving. He stepped right onto the top line with captain Joe Pavelski and has used his speed and physical play to deliver nine goals and five assists in 17 games.
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I was just looking middle-away, trying to get my pitch, put a Hanley Ramirez Womens Jersey hit out in the outfield, Wolters said, and I never got that pitch.
He got mobbed by his teammates just the same.
It’s pretty cool having all my teammates come out and throw everything at me, said Wolters, who was doused with water.
After Carlos Gonzalez doubled down the left field line with one out, Vizcaino (1-1) struck out Ian Desmond and intentionally walked Gerardo Parra. The runners advanced on a wild pitch before Vizcaino walked Trevor Story to load the bases.
Cameron Artis-Payne Womens Jersey I just knew that he didn’t have a good feel with his fastball, Wolters said. And once I saw that he was coming back with his fastball, I was like, `I’m going to take until I get two strikes and just feel him out because he doesn’t have good command.
Facing Wolters with the bases full was obviously a difficult situation, Vizcaino said. Make any mistake and the game’s over. Just one of those things. Pitches weren’t falling in the zone.