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Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid power Oilers over Senators

Leon Draisaitl soundless a hat trick in a four-point game, whereas Connor McDavid scored one plot — the third-duration game-winning tally — and added three assists to manual the visiting Edmonton Oilers a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.

Goaltender Mikko Koskinen made 28 saves, the biggest within the final minute in opposition to Tim Stutzle whereas it used to be a one-plot game, for the Oilers to tie a franchise document with eight consecutive wins over the Senators this season.

Josh Norris and Connor Brown scored for the Senators. Goaltender Marcus Hogberg, playing his first game since Feb. 18, stopped 31 of 34 photos within the loss.

The clubs meet for the final time this season on Thursday in Ottawa when the Oilers will learn about to entire a 9-game sweep of the final-keep Senators.

McDavid, who has racked up five objectives and 20 features this season in opposition to Ottawa, netted the game winner with 6: 06 final within the clash. He took a pass from Draisaitl, went round a defender sooner than riding to the derive and lifted a wrist shot home.

Draisaitl added an empty netter within the final 2nd to present him 21 features this season in opposition to Ottawa. The final Oilers player to safe 20 features in a season in opposition to one opponent is Wayne Gretzky, who did it in opposition to each the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks in 1986-87.

Draisaitl’s power-play plot midway during the first duration opened the scoring. McDavid sent a pass from the left face-off dot to Draisaitl at the honest dot, and he buried a one-timer to reach the 20-plot mark. The Oilers are the league’s lone crew with two gamers that maintain scored 20 or extra objectives thus a ways this season in Draisaitl and McDavid, who now has 23 tallies. Of route, easiest three groups maintain a single 20-plot scorer.

After Josh Norris scored for the Senators 25 seconds into the 2nd duration, Draisaitl’s 2nd of the game came with one other one-timer — this time the puck from his release point used to be true sooner than the plot line shut to the corner — unhurried within the 2nd duration.

Brown scored for the fifth consecutive game 62 seconds into the third duration to again pull the Senators even, nonetheless that location the stage for McDavid’s heroics that give him 68 features through 40 games.

McDavid’s point entire is the most through 40 games since Mario Lemieux netted 70 features in 1996-97.

–Field Level Media

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