McDavid bolsters chase for 100 factors with pair of assists in Oilers’ win over Canucks

Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Connor McDavid registered a pair of assists because the Edmonton Oilers collected a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.

McDavid continues to guide the NHL in scoring with 93 factors (31 targets, 62 assists) and Draisaitl sits second within the race with 75 (26 targets, 49 assists).

Darnell Nurse had a aim and an help in Tuesday’s win, and Evan Bouchard rounded out the scoring for the Oilers (32-17-2).

Brock Boeser put away the lengthy aim for the Canucks (19-25-3), who noticed their shedding skid stretch to 6 video games.

Mike Smith stopped 28 photographs for Edmonton and Thatcher Demko had 23 saves for Vancouver.

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It was the second night in a row the Oilers topped the Canucks, coming after Edmonton clinched a playoff spot with a 5-3 victory on Monday.

The Oilers sit second in the all-Canadian North Division, six points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canucks remain at the bottom of the standings with nine games left in their season.

Edmonton had a 3-1 lead coming into the third on Tuesday and Nurse added to the cushion after the Canucks turned the puck over in Oilers territory.

Josh Archibald found Nurse in front of the Vancouver net and snapped a pass to his tape. The Oilers defenceman fired a shot past Demko to seal the score at 14:53.

Vancouver outshot Edmonton 17-6 across the third but couldn’t beat Smith.

The Canucks held the Oilers off the score sheet through a period and a half Tuesday until Draisaitl and McDavid sparked a wave of three straight goals midway through the second.

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Draisaitl’s first of the night time got here off a turnover by Vancouver’s J.T. Miller deep within the Canucks finish. McDavid picked off his errant move and despatched it out to Draisaitl, who rifled a snap shot over Demko’s shoulder 14:29 into the center body to knot the rating at 1-1.

Miller smashed his stick and loudly uttered a four-letter expletive in response.

A cascade of penalties then set the Oilers up for a pair of power-play strikes.

Edmonton was first to the box when William Lagesson was known as for interference. Just 10 seconds into the man benefit, Vancouver’s Tanner Pearson joined him for hooking.

Twenty-one seconds into the following 4-on-4, Miller was known as for a excessive stick that left the Oilers with an influence play.

Draisaitl was fast to capitalize, utilizing a net-front display by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and blasting a shot previous Demko from the top of the left face-off circle at 17:25.

Draisaitl’s twenty sixth aim of the season gave the Oilers a 2-1 lead.

Edmonton nonetheless had time on the Miller penalty and with lower than a minute to go within the interval, Bouchard beat Demko with an extended shot to make it 3-1.

It was his second aim of the season.

Edmonton was 2 for 3 with the man benefit while Vancouver failed to attain on 4 energy performs.

Boeser gave the house facet an early edge on Tuesday, scoring simply 34 seconds into the sport.

Canucks rookie Nils Hoglander powered into the Oilers zone and threw a move over Nurse, who was sprawled throughout the top of the crease, attempting to interrupt up a play.

Boeser jumped on the puck and popped it in previous Smith together with the web.

It was his nineteenth aim of the season and the 2 hundredth level (94 targets, 106 help) of his NHL profession.

The Oilers maintain a 5-2 edge within the 10-game season sequence between the 2 sides. The contest will proceed Thursday when the Canucks go to Edmonton.

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