McDavid scores two goals, Oilers defeat Jets


EDMONTON — Connor McDavid scored two goals, including his 20th of the season, and the Edmonton Oilers won 2-1 against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place on Monday.

McDavid has scored 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) during an eight-game point streak since he was held without one in three consecutive losses against the Toronto Maple Leafs from Feb. 27 to March 3.

Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves for the Oilers (20-13-0), and Tyson Barrie had two assists.

Mathieu Perreault scored for the Jets (18-10-2). Laurent Brossoit made 19 saves.

It was the first of a two-game set; the teams will play here again Saturday.

McDavid gave Edmonton a 1-0 lead at 3:53 of the second period when he took the puck off the boards scored from the right face-off circle shortly after coming off the bench.

Perreault redirected a pass from Nate Thompson to tie it 1-1 at 12:43 of the second.

But McDavid restored the Oilers lead 38 seconds later on a 2-on-1 with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for his 20th goal at 13:21.

Koskinen preserved the win with seven saves in the third period.

Nugent-Hopkins had an empty-net goal taken away at 18:54 of the third when video review determined the play was offside.

Jets center Mark Scheifele blocked a shot with his right leg with 27 seconds left in the first period and needed help to the dressing room at intermission but returned for the second and finished the game.

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