McDavid extends point streak to 16, Oilers defeat Jets

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EDMONTON — Connor McDavid scored to extend his season-opening point streak to 16 games, and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in a shootout at Rogers Place on Thursday.

Stuart Skinner made 45 saves for Edmonton (12-4-0), which lost 5-2 at Winnipeg on Tuesday.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored, and Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves for Winnipeg (9-3-4), which had won three straight but is 3-0-2 in a five-game point streak.

Ehlers gave the Jets a 1-0 lead at 13:57 of the third period with a one-timer after taking a drop pass from Mark Scheifele.

McDavid scored 28 seconds later to tie it 1-1, puck-handling through three Jets players before shooting the puck past Hellebuyck’s blocker. He has scored 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) during his point streak.

McDavid was then assessed a double-minor for high-sticking Scheifele at 19:16 of the third period, but Skinner made two saves before the end of regulation and eight more in overtime to force a shootout.

Oilers defenseman Slater Koekkoek sustained a lower-body injury in the first period. He returned briefly for the start of the second period but left shortly after for the remainder of the game.

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