ANAHEIM, Calif. — Connor McDavid had a hat trick and have become the eighth NHL participant to document 400 factors earlier than his 23rd birthday because the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Anaheim Geese 6-2 on Sunday night time.
Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
It’s the fifth hat trick of McDavid’s profession and his first since Feb. 18, 2018, in opposition to Colorado. Edmonton’s famous person centre is the 13th participant in league historical past to achieve 400 factors in 306 or fewer video games.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins additionally scored twice for the Oilers, who’ve received 4 of their final six. Zack Kassian had a aim and two assists and Leon Draisaitl added three assists to maneuver into the NHL scoring lead with 33 factors (14 objectives, 19 assists).
Oscar Klefbom had a pair of assists and Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves for his seventh win in 10 video games.
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Rickard Rakell and Max Jones scored for Anaheim and John Gibson stopped 25 pictures.
McDavid reached the 400-point milestone with 9:06 remaining within the first interval when his wrist shot beat Gibson to provide the Oilers a 2-1 lead.
McDavid then accomplished the hat trick with a pair of third-period objectives. He put one other wrist shot previous Gibson at 7:14 to provide Edmonton a 5-2 lead after which obtained his fourth power-play aim of the season with 6:35 remaining.
Nugent-Hopkins notched the 17th multi-goal recreation of his profession after coming into the sport with just one aim. He put the Oilers on the board 88 seconds into the sport when he took benefit of a turnover behind the Anaheim web and jammed it previous Gibson’s quick aspect. Edmonton’s James Neal pressured Anaheim’s Korbinian Holzer to show it over, permitting Nugent-Hopkins to take benefit for his second aim of the season.
Edmonton Oilers heart Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports activities)
He then added a power-play aim at 7:45 of the second interval with a snapshot the discovered the higher left nook of the web.
Rakell tied it at one when he was in a position when he lifted a backhand over Koskinen’s shoulder for his fifth of the yr. Jakob Silfverberg was capable of achieve possession behind the web and fed it to a wide-open Rakell, who was taking part in in his 400th NHL recreation.
Metal obtained his first aim of the season early within the third with a wrist shot that beat Koskinen on his stick aspect.
NOTES: Anaheim positioned D Hampus Lindholm on injured reserve because of a lower-body damage. Lindholm, who leads the Geese in assists with 9, missed two video games final month as a result of identical damage. … Rakell is the 16th participant in Anaheim franchise historical past to look in 400 video games. … C Sam Metal assisted on Jones’ aim and has 4 assists within the final three video games.
Oilers: Journey to San Jose on Tuesday night time.
Geese: Host Detroit on Tuesday night time.
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Joe Reedy, The Related Press