Edmonton Oilers ahead Connor McDavid sprinted to a 100-point NHL season with a objective and three assists Saturday in a 4-3 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.
McDavid collected his 97th to a centesimal level earlier than the top of the second interval of his 53rd recreation.
McDavid tops the NHL’s scoring race with 32 targets and 68 assists. Edmonton has three video games remaining within the common season.
Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Jesse Puljujarvi additionally scored for the Oilers (33-18-2). Defenceman Darnell Nurse had a pair of assists and goalie Mike Smith made 22 saves for the win.
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The Oilers will end second within the North Division behind the Toronto Maple Leafs, who clinched high spot with a 3-2 win earlier Saturday over the Montreal Canadiens.
J.T. Miller, Travis Boyd and Tyler Graovac scored for the Canucks (20-26-3), who’re 2-8 of their final 10 video games and rank on the backside of the division.
Thatcher Demko had 30 saves within the loss within the fourth recreation in six days for each golf equipment.
McDavid assisted on each of Draisaitl’s power-play targets within the second interval.
Draisaitl’s second with 40 seconds remaining within the interval gave Edmonton a 4-3 lead heading into the third.
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McDavid and James Neal arrange Draisaitl’s first at 12:27 of the second to make it 3-2 for the Oilers, however Vancouver’s Graovac countered lower than two minutes later to knot the rating.
Graovac went bar down on Jayce Hawrluk’s feed from the boards.
Boyd collected his first as a Canuck at 11:40, banging a free puck by Smith. Miller halved Vancouver’s deficit on a breakaway at 9:12 of the second interval.
The Canucks ahead intercepted a Nurse move and wrapped a backhand round Smith’s outstretched proper pad.
Oilers coach Dave Tippett challenged a Quinn Hughes objective for offside early within the second interval and obtained that call from officers.
Edmonton’s No. 97 produced his 97th level simply 45 seconds after the opening faceoff. McDavid’s wrist shot deflected off the leg of Vancouver defenceman Alex Edler and by Demko.
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