McDavid extends point streak to 11 games, Oilers top Coyotes in shootout
- Connor McDavid extended his point streak to 11 games and scored the only goal in the shootout for the Edmonton Oilers in a 4-3 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Sunday.
- Mikko Koskinen made 27 saves for Edmonton (16-7-3), which is 3-1-0 on a five-game road trip and 6-2-1 in its past nine games.
“It’s a huge win. This is a really big road trip for us,” said Koskinen, who is 9-1-2 this season. “This [win] tells a lot about us, that we’re never giving up.”
- James Neal’s 10th power-play goal of the season gave the Oilers a 1-0 lead at 2:05 of the first period, with Leon Draisaitl and McDavid getting the assists.
- Draisaitl (48 points) and McDavid (47) are first and second in the NHL scoring race.
- Despite getting the early goal, Oilers coach Dave Tippett said he could tell his team was tired playing the second half of a back to back; Edmonton won 4-2 at the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.
“We didn’t have much gas in the tank, you could tell,” Tippett said. “Players are coming back to the bench and they’re looking at you like, `I’m trying, I really am,’ and there’s not much there. It was a tough turnaround from a hard, physical game. But it was a good two days for us.”
- Things are looking good for the Oilers
- McDavid has 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) during his point streak. …
- Draisaitl, who played 29 minutes, has 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) in his past 16 games. …
- Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom has nine assists in his past eight games
NHL Highlights | Oilers vs Coyotes – Nov. 24, 2019
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