McDavid up to 104 points in Oilers win against Canadiens


MONTREAL — Connor McDavid had two assists to extend his multipoint streak to seven games, and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime at Bell Centre on Wednesday.

McDavid has 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) during the streak and leads the NHL with 104 (33 goals, 71 assists) in 55 games this season.

Dominik Kahun scored 27 seconds into overtime, Leon Draisaitl had a goal and an assist, and Mike Smith made 26 saves for Edmonton (35-18-2), which has won three in a row and six of its past seven games. 

The Oilers have already clinched the No. 2 seed from the Scotia North Division and will play the Winnipeg Jets in the Stanley Cup First Round. 

Nick Suzuki scored twice, Cole Caufield had a goal and an assist, and Cayden Primeau made 18 saves for Montreal (24-21-11), which rested goalie Jake Allen, defensemen Jeff Petry and Joel Edmundson, and forwards Tyler Toffoli and Eric Staal in its final regular-season game.

The Canadiens, the No. 4 seed from the North, will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup First Round.

Caufield made it 1-0 on Montreal’s first shot of the game at 1:58 of the first.

Alex Chiasson tied it 1-1 at 8:35 when his shot deflected off Jake Evans and under Primeau’s arm. 

Suzuki scored a shorthanded goal to make it 2-1 at 9:58, shooting under Smith’s glove on a 2-on-1. It was the Canadiens’ ninth shorthanded goal this season, which is tied with the Boston Bruins for the most in the NHL. 

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied it at 2-2 at 10:53 on the same power play for the Oilers before Draisaitl scored again on the man-advantage to give Edmonton a 3-2 lead at 10:47 of the second period.

Suzuki tied it 3-3 at 8:22 of the third period when he redirected a centering pass from Caufield.

Kahun then won it in overtime on a breakaway off a pass from Draisaitl. Tyson Barrie, who had the secondary assist on the play, has 48 points (eight goals, 40 assists) this season, passing Adam Fox of the New York Rangers for the most among defensemen in the NHL.

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