Ducks rookie Ondrej Kase was elevated to a line with Getzlaf in game and it paid dividends when the 21-year-old netted the equalizer with 10:41 gone in the second period. It barely trickled through Rinne’s pads and across the goal line, but Kase will take the first goal of his young playoff career any way he can get Cheap Zach Parise Jerseys it.
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Trade rumors swirled around Eberle for the better part of two seasons, mainly due to his large contract — he has two years and $12 million remaining on the deal — and the Oilers need to lock up several of their young stars, including Leon Draisaitl, a restricted free agent this summer, and Connor McDavid, a RFA next year who is coming off winning the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s top player this past season.
Though the rumors did not necessarily impact his on-ice production, Eberle admitted to being happy when a trade was finally consummated Thursday.
“A trade has been talked about for a while now, I’m relieved to have it over with,” said the 27-year-old Eberle, who is coming off a 20-goal, 51-point season in 2016-17. “I’m looking for a fresh, new start.”