McDavids 22nd goal lifts Oilers past Flames


EDMONTONConnor McDavid scored four seconds into a third-period power play, and the Edmonton Oilers won 3-2 against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place on Friday.

McDavid broke a 2-2 tie with his 22nd goal of the season at 7:01 of the third on a quick shot off a face-off. 

Leon Draisaitl had two assists for the Oilers (23-14-1), who have won seven straight at home, the second-longest active streak in the NHL behind the Minnesota Wild (11). 

Mike Smith made 24 saves for the Oilers.  

Michael Stone and Matthew Tkachuk scored for the Flames (16-19-3), who have lost six of seven. Jacob Markstrom made 22 saves. 

Stone scored at 12:23 of the first period on a shot from the point to give the Flames a 1-0 lead. 

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied it 1-1 on the power play at 1:19 of the second period on a backhand shot off a scramble in front. 

Tkachuk scored on a breakaway coming out of the penalty box at 5:25 to make it 2-1. 

Dominik Kahun tied it 2-2 at 11:29, finishing off a passing play in front and tapping in a pass from Kailer Yamamoto.  

Noah Hanifin was assessed an interference penalty at 6:57 of the third period. Leon Draisaitl won a face-off against Elias Lindholm leading to McDavid’s goal. He leads the NHL with 64 points (22 goals, 42 assists). 

Flames center Mikael Backlund was a late scratch with an undisclosed injury. 

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