SAN JOSE, Calif. — Connor McDavid had a aim and two assists for his third straight sport with no less than three factors, Leon Draisaitl prolonged his level streak to 13 video games and the Edmonton Oilers snapped the San Jose Sharks’ six-game successful streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday evening.
Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
McDavid assisted on targets by Zack Kassian and James Neal to stake Edmonton to a Four-1 lead after two durations after which capped one other large evening with an insurance coverage aim within the third to get the Oilers off to a powerful begin on their five-game street journey. McDavid grew to become the primary Edmonton participant with three or extra factors in three consecutive video games since Mark Messier in January 1990.
Draisaitl assisted on that final aim, giving him 28 factors throughout his present streak.
Markus Granlund scored his first of the season, Jujhar Khaira additionally had a aim and Mikko Koskinen made 33 saves for Edmonton.
Kevin Labanc and Barclay Goodrow scored for the Sharks, who had been enjoying their greatest hockey of the season following a five-game skid. Martin Jones made 24 saves.
The Oilers started their journey on word, getting early targets from Granlund off a pleasant cross-ice feed from Oscar Klefbom and Kassian on a play that wanted replay overview. The referees initially dominated Mario Ferraro cleared Kassian’s shot that trickled via Jones off the aim line. However the scenario room in Toronto buzzed in on the subsequent stoppage, ruling the puck crossed the aim line.
The Sharks bought again into it because of a lucky bounce as Logan Couture’s shot was stopped by Koskinen however the rebound deflected off Labanc, hit Koskinen within the again and rolled into the online.
San Jose placed on heavy strain after that and had an 18-9 edge in pictures however went down by two with 14.6 seconds left within the interval when Khaira beat Jones with a shot via a display from the purpose for his third aim in two video games.
The Oilers tightened issues up considerably within the second and added to the lead when Neal redirected a go from McDavid previous Jones for his eighth power-play aim of the season.
Koskinen preserved the three-goal lead by stopping Goodrow on a partial breakaway with San Jose short-handed within the closing minute of the second interval.
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports activities)
NOTES: The ability-play aim by Neal was simply the second the Sharks have allowed at residence all season. … Oilers D Adam Larsson is on the street journey and will return Thursday at Los Angeles for the primary time since getting damage blocking a shot within the season opener.
Oilers: Go to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday evening.
Sharks: On the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday evening.
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