Sports Draisaitl, McDavid 4 points each as Oilers beat Coyotes 5-3

09:56  25 november  2021
09:56  25 november  2021 Source:   msn.com

50 Goals in 50 Games: Can Leon Draisaitl do it?

  50 Goals in 50 Games: Can Leon Draisaitl do it? His incredible season puts him on track to get Goal 50 by Game 48, but sustaining his current pace will be extremely difficult. © Provided by Hockey News on Sports Illustrated Leon Draisaitl (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) “Don’t sleep on Leon,” Zach Hyman joked. “He’s pretty good, too.” Hyman delivered the quip at the NHL Player Media Tour in September, answering my question on how excited he was to join the Edmonton Oilers and potentially play with Connor McDavid. The tongue-in-cheek comment was oddly prescient. It’s not that Draisaitl qualifies as a forgotten star.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid each had two goals and two assists to lead the Edmonton Oilers past the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 on Wednesday night.

  Draisaitl, McDavid 4 points each as Oilers beat Coyotes 5-3 © Provided by The Canadian Press

Draisaitl has 10 goals in his last eight games, and McDavid got right back in the scoring column after his season-long, 17-game point streak ended in a 4-1 loss Tuesday at Dallas.

Draisaitl leads the NHL with 20 goals, and his second of the night at 13:08 of the third period made it 4-1. He also tops the league with 40 points. McDavid has 13 goals and ranks second with 35 points.

McDavid’s empty-net goal with 28 seconds remaining clinched it after Travis Boyd and Shayne Gostisbehere scored for the Coyotes in the final seven minutes to trim it to 4-3.

McDavid takes apparent jab at Tortorella: 'I guess I gotta just shut up' about penalties

  McDavid takes apparent jab at Tortorella: 'I guess I gotta just shut up' about penalties By all accounts, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers are off to an excellent start to the season, so it’s only fitting that the reigning Hart Trophy winner isn’t amused about criticism from members of the hockey world. ESPN’s John Tortorella — who spent the past five seasons as the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets and guided the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Stanley Cup in 2004 — provided some unsolicited advice to the Oilers’ captain last week, stating that McDavid needs to stop lobbying for penalties if he is going to take his team deep into the playoffs.

Clayton Keller scored four minutes into the game to give Arizona a 1-0 lead before McDavid tied it late in first period when he punched in his own rebound from the doorstep 49 seconds into a power play.

Zack Kassian had a goal and two assists as the McDavid-Draisaitl-Kassian line finished with 11 points. Draisaitl enjoyed his league-high 10th game of at least three points.

Draisaitl beat goaltender Scott Wedgewood from a sharp angle on the right side for a 2-1 lead at 10:53 of the second period, the second of four straight Oilers goals. Wedgewood made 39 saves.

Mikko Koskinen stopped 24 shots for the Oilers, who won for the third time in four games.

Video: Stars defeat Oilers ending McDavid's season point streak at 17 games (cbc.ca)

Canadiens' Cedric Paquette could be back as early as Wednesday

  Canadiens' Cedric Paquette could be back as early as Wednesday Joel Edmundson and Jake Allen were both on the ice Monday as well, although the former isn’t expected to play just yet and an update on the latter won’t come until Tuesday. While much of the focus Monday was on the news that Kevin Hayes re-injured himself and is out week-to-week, there were some other updates out of the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Wade Allison has resumed skating and has been cleared for practice with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Unfortunately for the Flyers, Tyson Foerster could miss five months with a shoulder injury.


The Oilers will conclude a stretch of eight road games in their last 10 at Vegas on Saturday, after which they will play seven of eight at home before another long trip. The Oilers have an eight-game road swing from Dec. 22 to Jan. 8 when the World Junior Championships occupy Rogers Place.


Coyotes center Jay Beagle (lower body) missed his first game of the season. … Coyotes goalie Carter Hutton, on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol. … Arizona forwards Andrew Ladd and Johan Larsson remain in COVID-19 protocol. … Edmonton coach Dave Tippett was 282-257 in eight years with the Coyotes, coaching the team to its last three playoff appearances from 2010-12. He is in his third season with the Oilers.


Oilers: Play at Vegas on Saturday.

Coyotes: Host the Dallas Stars on Saturday.


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Jack Magruder, The Associated Press

Kempe scores twice, L.A. Kings capitalize on McDavid game misconduct .
EDMONTON — Sticking to the game plan was key, but having Connor McDavid exit the contest on a game misconduct didn’t hurt the Los Angeles Kings either. Adrian Kempe scored a pair of goals and Los Angeles snapped a two-game losing skid by defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Sunday. It was the Kings' second win in their last nine outings. Rasmus Kupari, Drew Doughty and Trevor Moore also scored for the Kings (10-9-4), which scored three power-play goals in a span of 2:19 late in the third period after McDavid took a boarding major for hitting Kempe from behind. “We just stuck to our game plan, we didn’t sit back, kept pushing forward,” Doughty said.

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