McDavid, Draisaitl pile up points, Oilers beat Senators 8-5

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Connor McDavid had an objective and 4 helps, linemate Leon Draisaitl had 6 helps and the Edmonton Oilers outscored the skidding Ottawa Senators 8-5 on Sunday night.

McDavid has 8 objectives this season, connected for the league lead with Vancouver’s Brock Boeser, and leads the points race with 22 – one ahead of Draisaitl.

Draisaitl was one help off the NHL record shared by Edmonton fantastic Wayne Gretzky (achieved 3 times in the 1980s) and Detroit’s Billy Taylor (in 1947).

”I was not knowledgeable about that. It’s not something I pay excessive attention to,” Draisaitl stated.

The German forward leads the NHL in helps with 15, another than McDavid.

Dominic Kahun, James Neal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Tyson Barrie, Darnell Nurse and Kailer Yamamoto likewise scored for the Oilers. Stuart Skinner made 33 conserves in his NHL launching, handing Ottawa its 8th straight defeat.

”It was good that we got up a couple and the men in front of me were playing truly excellent tonight,” Skinner stated. ”Clearly, they potted out 8 objectives. That undoubtedly assisted.”

The groups will finish the two-game set in Edmonton on Tuesday night.

It took 8 seconds for the Oilers to rating. Off a faceoff win by Draisaitl in the Senators zone, Kahun took a pass from his center and fired a shot towards the internet. The puck deflected off Ottawa forward Josh Norris’ stick and previous goaltender Matt Murray.

McDavid scored on a power play 42 seconds into the 2nd duration.

”Their huge men took us apart this evening,” Senators coach D.J. Smith stated.

Colin White, Brady Tkachuk, Drake Batherson, Tim Stutzle and Austin Watson scored for Ottawa.

Murray permitted 3 objectives on 9 shots prior to being drawn in the very first duration. Marcus Hogberg stopped 17 of 22 shots the remainder of the method.

Edmonton (5-6-0) has back-to-back wins for the very first time this season. On the other hand, the Senators (1-7-1) have the least points in the league with 3 – every other group has at least 6.

Smith called his group ”delicate” after the loss and regreted taking ”doubtful” charges, leading to 4 power-play objectives permitted.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.