Connor McDavid scored his three hundredth profession purpose, Stuart Skinner made 43 saves for Edmonton’s first shutout of the season and the Oilers defeated the visiting Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Thursday.
McDavid turned the primary participant in NHL historical past to have 5 completely different 10-game level streaks in a single season, breaking Wayne Gretzky’s file of 4 within the 1986-87 season.
McDavid additionally turned the fifth participant in league historical past to achieve 300 objectives and 500 assists earlier than taking part in 600 profession video games. Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Statsny and Bryan Trottier are the others.
Evander Kane scored the opposite for Edmonton (44-23-9), which has gained three in a row and gone 12-2-1 in March.
The Oilers additionally moved forward of the Kings for second place within the Pacific Division by one level.
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McDavid’s three hundredth profession purpose helps the Oilers shut down Kings
Joonas Korpisalo made 35 saves for Los Angeles (43-22-10), which has misplaced two in a row on the heels on a franchise-high 12-game factors streak.
Kane opened the scoring with simply 52 seconds left within the first interval. Leon Draisaitl made a fantastic behind-the-back spin cross to Kane, who was capable of ship a one-timer previous Korpisalo for his fifteenth of the season.
Draisaitl picked up his seventieth help and prolonged his level scoring streak to 11 video games on the play.
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Skinner was later capable of hold the Kings off the board halfway by means of the second interval, making a giant glove save on Adrian Kempe’s breakaway backhand shot.
Edmonton outshot Los Angeles 27-24 by means of 40 minutes after a scoreless second interval.
McDavid made it 2-0 3:53 into the third interval when he picked off a cross and sped away on a short-handed breakaway to attain his 61st purpose of the season. It was additionally his fourth short-handed purpose of the marketing campaign.
Skinner made big saves on Vladislav Gavrikov and Viktor Arvidsson within the dying minutes and picked up his tenth win within the month of March to set a franchise file for wins in a single month.
The Oilers play host to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.