Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid sprinted to a 100-point NHL season with a goal and three assists Saturday in a 4-3 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.
McDavid collected his 97th to 100th point before the end of the second period of his 53rd game.
McDavid tops the NHL’s scoring race with 32 goals and 68 assists. Edmonton has three games remaining in the regular season.
Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Jesse Puljujarvi also scored for the Oilers (33-18-2). Defenceman Darnell Nurse had a pair of assists and goalie Mike Smith made 22 saves for the win.
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The Oilers will finish second in the North Division behind the Toronto Maple Leafs, who clinched top spot with a 3-2 win earlier Saturday over the Montreal Canadiens.
J.T. Miller, Travis Boyd and Tyler Graovac scored for the Canucks (20-26-3), who are 2-8 in their last 10 games and rank at the bottom of the division.
Thatcher Demko had 30 saves in the loss in the fourth game in six days for both clubs.
McDavid assisted on both of Draisaitl’s power-play goals in the second period.
Draisaitl’s second with 40 seconds remaining in the period gave Edmonton a 4-3 lead heading into the third.
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McDavid and James Neal set up Draisaitl’s first at 12:27 of the second to make it 3-2 for the Oilers, but Vancouver’s Graovac countered less than two minutes later to knot the score.
Graovac went bar down on Jayce Hawrluk’s feed from the boards.
Boyd collected his first as a Canuck at 11:40, banging a loose puck by Smith. Miller halved Vancouver’s deficit on a breakaway at 9:12 of the second period.
The Canucks forward intercepted a Nurse pass and wrapped a backhand around Smith’s outstretched right pad.
Oilers coach Dave Tippett challenged a Quinn Hughes goal for offside early in the second period and got that decision from officials.
Edmonton’s No. 97 produced his 97th point just 45 seconds after the opening faceoff. McDavid’s wrist shot deflected off the leg of Vancouver defenceman Alex Edler and by Demko.
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