McDavid’s hat trick caps off Oilers’ comeback win over Canucks


Connor McDavid scored a hat trick and added an help because the Edmonton Oilers battled again from a 3-0 deficit to take a 5-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

Leon Draisaitl recorded a objective and two assists whereas Darnell Nurse additionally scored for the Oilers (1-0) of their residence opener.

Goaltender Jack Campbell made 33 saves within the victory.

Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller and Andrei Kuzmenko all scored for the Canucks (0-1). Thatcher Demko stopped 20-of-24 photographs he confronted within the loss.

Edmonton regarded to have the jitters to start out the competition and the Canucks took benefit, establishing an early 2-0 lead lower than three minutes in.

Just 1:49 into the opening interval, Oilers rookie ahead Dylan Holloway coughed up the puck to Pettersson who had a transparent lane to the web and was in a position to fish his personal rebound out of the toes of Campbell and slip it in for a objective.

51 seconds later, Miller picked the highest nook with a bullet previous Campbell to double the lead.

Vancouver made it 3-0 on the ability play simply 39 seconds into the center interval as Miller made an ideal go to provide Kuzmenko a backdoor tap-in for his first objective in his NHL debut. Kuzmenko is the primary participant in Canucks historical past to attain a power-play objective in his debut.

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McDavid hat trick helps surpass 700 profession factors in win over Canucks

Hat trick for Oilers Connor McDavid propels him previous the 700 profession factors milestone as Edmonton comes again to defeat Vancouver 5-3.

Edmonton obtained on the board 4:12 into the second body as Draisaitl took a deflected go along with the web and slammed it previous Demko on an influence play. The objective got here with some controversy, nevertheless, as Evander Kane caught Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes with a excessive persist with the face that went uncalled regardless of inflicting Hughes to bleed.

The Oilers pulled to inside a objective with one other power-play marker 14:01 into the second as an ideal three-way passing play noticed the puck go from Zach Hyman to Draisaitl after which to McDavid for his first of the season.

Edmonton pulled even in dramatic vogue with 41 seconds left within the interval on a two-on-one shorthanded break as Draisaitl fed it throughout to Nurse, who beat Demko with a one-timer.

The Oilers took their first lead 15:01 into the third interval as McDavid orchestrated a give-and-go with Hyman earlier than depositing his personal rebound previous Demko. It was McDavid’s 700th profession level, turning into the sixth quickest participant to hit the mark, solely needing 488 video games.

McDavid accomplished the hat trick with 25 seconds left as Kane dropped it again to him for an empty-net power-play objective, setting off a flurry of hats thrown onto the ice.


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