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KANE MUST BE RE­SPECTED as one of the top clutch scor­ers in NHL his­tory. He’s scored five play­off over­time goals and has a real shot to reach the league record of eight held by Joe Sa­kic. Who will ever for­get his Stan­ley Cup-winning over­time goal against Philadel­phia in 2010 and the over­time goals that elim­i­nated Los An­ge­les in 2013 and Min­nesota in 2014? Kucherov had two ex­cel­lent play­off per­for­mances in 2015 and 2016. His OT goal against Hen­rik Lundqvist was the key mo­ment in the Light­ning’s East­ern Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship in 2015. Their points-per-game scor­ing fig­ures are close, but Kucherov’s ac­com­plish­ments at this point can­not match those of Kane. EDGE: KANE

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