- Night after the captain was scoreless for 1st time, the star duo separately post 2 goals, 2 assists.
- Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl celebrates his second-period goal with Connor McDavid when the Oiler’s 5-3 triumph versus the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.
Oiler’s win over the Arizona Coyotes:
Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid respectively had two goals and two assists to guide the Edmonton Oilers through the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 on Wednesday evening.
Draisaitl has 10 goals in his current eight matches, and McDavid got right back in the scoring line after his season-long, 17-match point band finished in a 4-1 loss Tuesday at Dallas.
Draisaitl leads the NHL with 20 goals and 40 points, and he became the second professional in Edmonton history with 40 points before the 20th match of a season. Wayne Gretzky was the first.
“That’s pretty good,” Oilers coach Dave Tippett deadpanned. “I know because that other guy was good. Draisaitl must be good, too.” Source – cbc.ca
McDavid has 13 goals and stands second in the league with 35 points. His empty-net goal with 28 seconds waiting clinched the success after Travis Boyd and Shayne Gostisbehere added for the Coyotes in the closing seven minutes to cut it to 4-3.
“They want to play to their strengths, and we have to continue to build our team around them,” Tippett told of Draisaitl and McDavid. Source – cbc.ca
Draisaitl’s second goal of the evening at 13:08 of the third time earned it 4-1, the Oilers’ fourth through the goal.
Clayton Keller scored four minutes into the match to give Arizona a 1-0 head before McDavid drew it late in the first time when he knocked in his rebound from the doorstep 49 seconds in a power play.
Zack Kassian had a goal and two assists as the McDavid-Draisaitl-Kassian line ended with 11 points. Draisaitl appreciated his league-high 10th match of at least three points.