Edmonton’s stars delivered Wednesday as Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid each had two goals with two assists as the Oilers got back on track with a 5-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.
McDavid’s first assist was the 400th of his career in 426 games, making him the fourth-fastest to that milestone in NHL history.
Zack Kassian also scored a goal as the Oilers rebounded from a 4-1 defeat at Dallas on Tuesday. In the contest against the Stars, McDavid’s 17-game point streak dating to the start of the season ended, as did his 25-game streak going back to last season.
Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves for the Oilers, who won for the third time in their past four games and are 1-1-0 on a three-game road trip.
Clayton Keller, Travis Boyd and Shayne Gostisbehere scored goals for the Coyotes, and Keller added two assists. Scott Wedgewood record for 39 saves for Arizona, which was held without a point for the first time in five games.
The Coyotes got off to a fast start when Keller scored 3:45 into the game. On a two-on-one with Phil Kessel, Keller got the puck past Koskinen for his fifth of the season.
The Oilers got even at 14:48 of the first period when McDavid cleaned up a loose puck in front of the Coyotes goal to score on a power play. Draisaitl had the primary assist.
Edmonton moved in front at 10:53 of the second period when Draisaitl scored his first of the game. Draisaitl squeezed a shot from the right circle between Wedgewood and the right post.
Kassian’s fourth of the season, and first since Oct. 22, gave the Oilers a 3-1 lead at 7:45 of the third period. McDavid’s assist not only was the 400th of his career, but it was his 21st on the season.
Draisaitl gave the Oilers a 4-1 lead with a power-play goal at 13:08 of the third, his NHL-leading 20th tally. Boyd answered 35 seconds later for Arizona with his fourth and Gostisbehere scored his third at 15:06 before Edmonton held on.
McDavid scored an empty-netter, his 14th goal of the season, with 27.5 seconds remaining.
–Field Level Media