Draisaitl scores twice for Oilers in win against Blue Jackets

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  • Leon Draisaitl took over the NHL scoring lead with two goals and an assist for the Edmonton Oilers in a 4-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday.
  • James Neal and Jujhar Khaira scored, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists, and Mike Smith made 23 saves for the Oilers (9-4-1), who were coming off a 3-1 loss at the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, their second in a row.

  • Zach Werenski scored for the Blue Jackets (5-5-2), who have lost two in a row after going 4-0-2 in their previous six.

  • Draisaitl has 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists), one more than David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins. They are tied for the NHL lead in goals.
  • Draisaitl, who has six goals and three assists during a four-game point streak, said he was pleased Edmonton responded to the Detroit loss by getting off to a 2-0 lead in the first period.

“We’ve been trailing a lot this season,” he said. “It’s tiring trying to come from behind all the time. It’s nice to play with the lead and get off to a good start.”

Facts:

  • Neal and Draisaitl are the fourth set of teammates in NHL history to each score at least 11 goals in October (Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier, Oilers, 1981; Peter Stastny and Michel Goulet, Quebec Nordiques, 1982; and Mario Lemieux and Kevin Stevens, Pittsburgh Penguins, 1992). …
  • Edmonton center Connor McDavid has one goal and five assists during a four-game point streak. …
  • Neal has 12 goals against the Blue Jackets in 23 games. …
  • The Oilers are 6-0-0 when scoring first. …
  • Edmonton forward Riley Sheahan left the game at 10:36 of the second period with an undisclosed injury after he was hit by Pierre-Luc Dubois. …
  • Oilers defenseman Joel Persson returned after missing seven games with a concussion. …
  • Korpisalo played his 100th NHL game. …
  • The Blue Jackets were twice called for too many men.
Sources & Credits: Craig Merz / NHL.com, EDM Oilers, COL Blue Jackets
NHL Highlights | Oilers vs. Blue Jackets – Oct. 30, 2019

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