McDavid scores in regulation and shootout, Oilers beat Jets | Sports News


EDMONTON, Alta. (AP) – Connor McDavid scored in regulation and shootout, Kyle Turris also scored in shootout and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Thursday night.

Rookie goaltender Stuart Skinner made 45 saves and was perfect on two shootout attempts for the Oilers, who improved their record to 7-1-1 at home.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored for the Jets, whose three-game winning streak has ended. His goal broke a scoreless tie with 6:03 left in the game on Winnipeg’s 33rd shot. Ehlers beat Skinner high on the glove side from the top of the circle.

Just 28 seconds later, McDavid danced against three Winnipeg defenders before defeating Connor Hellebuyck for his 11th of the season, extending his points streak to 16 games.

McDavid went on to win a minor double for Mark Scheifele with 43.6 seconds left, but Edmonton managed to hang on and force overtime. The Oilers killed the penalty to send the game into a shootout.

Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots.

The Jets threw 17 shots at Skinner in the first period, while Hellebuyck made 10 saves. Skinner made the best save of the first period with 10 seconds left, stopping a point blank shorthand rebound from Andrew Copp.

The shots favored the Jets 27-20 in two periods.


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