EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Conor McDavid arrange an influence play and a short-handed objective within the first interval to attain his five hundredth total within the Edmonton Oilers’ 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday evening. Recorded an help.
McDavid has 500 assists in 527 video games. Solely 5 gamers in NHL historical past have finished it: Wayne Gretzky (352), Mario Lemieux (433), Peter Stastney (507) and Bobby Orr (522).
Jack Campbell made 20 saves to assist the Oilers (21-17-2) finish a two-game dropping streak and a five-game dwelling slide. Leon Dreisaitl scored a objective and his four-hundredth help, Kyler Yamamoto, Dylan Holloway and Zach Hyman additionally scored, whereas Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two assists.
Matthew Bazal and Cal Clutterbach scored New York’s objectives whereas Ilya Sorokin stopped 34 pictures. Islanders have dropped 2 out of three drops on 22-16-2.
Draisaitl opened the scoring halfway by means of the primary on an influence play. McDavid despatched the puck to Dry Sightl to get previous a stickless Sorokin to win a one-timer.
With 1 minute and 20 seconds remaining, Yamamoto made it 2-0 with a short-handed objective. Yamamoto waited for defenseman Noah Dobson to go down earlier than hitting Sorokin with a leg. This gave McDavid his forty second 500 assists of the season.
Islander: Friday evening in Calgary.
Oilers: Host Colorado on Saturday evening.
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