McDavid passes 200 NHL goals for Oilers in win against Coyotes


GLENDALE, Ariz.Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist for the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Thursday.

McDavid has 201 goals in 411 NHL games; only Wayne Gretzky (242 games), Jari Kurri (328), Glenn Anderson (348) reached 200 goals faster in Oilers history. He leads the NHL with six goals and 11 points.

Zach Hyman scored twice and Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves for the Oilers (4-0-0). Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had three assists.

Dysin Mayo scored in his first NHL game for the Coyotes (0-3-1), who are winless under new coach Andre Tourigny. Karel Vejmelka made 26 saves.

Oilers coach Dave Tippett split up McDavid and Leon Draisaitl for the first time this season, with Draisaitl dropping down to be the center on the No. 2 line. Tippett reunited them midway through the second period, and McDavid scored almost immediately to make it 3-0 at 8:53.

Draisaitl scored his 200th and 201st goals in his 481th game in a 6-5 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

McDavid set up Hyman for his second goal, on a power play, for a 4-1 lead at 9:25 of the third. McDavid scored his sixth goal of the season on another power play to make it 5-1 at 10:58.

Warren Foegele scored his first goal with the Oilers on a rush following a Clayton Keller turnover as Edmonton took a 1-0 lead at 18:02 of the first. Hyman’s shorthanded goal made it 2-0 at 6:31 of the second.

Mayo, a defenseman for making his NHL debut after five seasons with Tucson (American Hockey League), scored at 1:25 of the third to make it 3-1 ahead of Edmonton’s two power-play goals.

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