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Oilers’ Draisaitl, ‘greatest participant on the ice,’ reaches 100 factors

Leon Draisaitl tallies his second goal of the game (0:43)Connor McDavid sets up Leon Draisaitl’s one-timer to increase the Edmonton Oilers’ lead. (0:43)Mar 15, 2023ESPN News Services EDMONTON, Alberta — Center Leon Draisaitl scored twice in a 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, adding another night to remember in an Edmonton Oilers’ season

Oilers’ Draisaitl, ‘greatest participant on the ice,’ reaches 100 factors

Leon Draisaitl tallies his second objective of the sport (0:43)

Connor McDavid units up Leon Draisaitl’s one-timer to extend the Edmonton Oilers’ lead. (0:43)

Mar 15, 2023

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Middle Leon Draisaitl scored twice in a 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, including one other night time to recollect in an Edmonton Oilers‘ season filled with offensive milestones.

Draisaitl’s effort gave him 100 factors for the season, and NHL scoring chief Connor McDavid had a objective and an help within the win, pushing the All-Star heart to 129 factors. And for simply the second time in NHL historical past, the identical teammates have been the primary two gamers to land at 100 factors in consecutive seasons.

“I assumed the perfect participant on the ice tonight was Leon Draisaitl … by a rustic mile,” Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft stated.

Draisaitl pushed his season targets complete to 44, and McDavid, the Edmonton captain, had his 73rd help on Draisaitl’s second objective and scored into an empty web with 2:13 left for his 56th objective.

“I assumed he performed the sport like he was on a mission,” Woodcroft stated of Draisaitl. “I believe he was 70% within the faceoff circle, he had an excellent conscience about him your entire recreation when it comes to either side of the puck, and I believe when he performs within the center, he actually will get his toes transferring.”

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As is commonly the case, although, Draisaitl was subdued within the locker room after the efficiency.

“I really feel very lucky,” Draisaitl stated. “Clearly, I am very completely satisfied about it, however that is my job, that is what I receives a commission to do. And I could not do it with none of those guys in right here.”

The final two-season run during which teammates have been the primary gamers to 100 factors within the NHL was 1973-74 and 1974-75, when Hockey Corridor of Famers Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr did so for the Boston Bruins.

“For these guys to be within the firm of these Boston Bruins, Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr, these are two good names to be related to,” Woodcroft added.

Derek Ryan, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nick Bjugstad additionally scored for the Oilers, and Stuart Skinner made 29 saves.

Tim Stutzle scored twice for Ottawa, giving him 34 for the season. Brady Tkachuk added his twenty seventh objective, and Mads Sogaard stopped 27 photographs. Ottawa has misplaced three in a row.

Nugent-Hopkins gave the Oilers a 3-2 lead on an influence play at 5:39 of the second interval. He has 31 targets this season.

Bjugstad struck with a second to go within the interval for Edmonton, as effectively. However the night time belonged to Draisaitl, who made it 4-2 with 3:43 left within the interval.

“He is hockey sense personified,” Woodcroft stated. “He is the definition of what the modern-day energy ahead appears like, or ought to appear to be.”

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The Related Press contributed to this report.

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