There's no denying the talent of 22-year-old winger Evander Kane, who's trying to take the next step and become a leader for the Winnipeg Jets.
He responded with a solid performance after a promotion to the top line, and he'll look to stay hot Tuesday night when the Jets host the Montreal Canadiens.
Kane showed plenty of fire in Winnipeg's 5-3 win over Los Angeles on Oct. 4, engaging in a fight in the first period before scoring a goal and adding two assists. He didn't record a point, though, during a subsequent three-game losing streak and appeared to be struggling.
Coach Claude Noel decided to move the former 30-goal scorer to the first line with Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler for Sunday's matchup against New Jersey, and Kane delivered a pair of goals in the 3-0 win.
Kane opened the scoring in the second before adding an empty-netter in the third. Captain Andrew Ladd had the final goal.
"I take it upon myself to be one of the leaders in this room and on the ice," said Kane, w...