NHL Hockey

McDavid scores 60th, leads Oilers past Coyotes 4-3 in OT

(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Connor McDavid scored his 60th goal of the season with his second of the game 1:31 into overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night.

Moments after hitting the post, McDavid went high on Connor Ingram, giving him 60 goals in 72 games and making him the fastest player to reach the mark since Mario Lemieux accomplished the feat in 62 games in the 1995-96 season.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also had a pair of goals, and Leon Draisaitl assisted on all four of the Oilers' scores. Stuart Skinner made 14 saves for Edmonton, which has won five straight games and nine of its last 11.

Clayton Keller scored twice and J.J. Moser also scored for the Coyotes, who have lost two in a row following a four-game winning streak. Ingram stopped 27 shots.

McDavid extended his points streak at home to 16 games with his first goal of the game on the power play 5:47 into the opening period. McDavid took it behind the goal line and banked it in off Ingram's head.

Moser tied it with a power-play goal with 4:13 left in the first.

Keller gave the Coyotes the lead 3:37 into the second period after a giveaway behind the Oilers' net allowed Nick Schmaltz to send it in front, and Keller extended his points streak to 10 games with his 33rd goal.

With just 10 seconds to play in the second, Nugent-Hopkins tied it on the power play.

Arizona regained the lead 8:54 into the third when Barrett Hayton made a nice pass through traffic to get Keller a wide-open net and his second of the game.

Just over three minutes later, Draisaitl made a long stretch pass to send Nugent-Hopkins in on a breakaway and he beat Ingram stick-side for his second of the game.

NOTES: Out with injuries for the Coyotes were Josh Brown (lower body) and Zack Kassian (upper body). ... Out for the Oilers were Ryan Murray (back), Ryan McLeod (upper body) and Devin Shore (undisclosed). Edmonton played the game with 11 forwards and seven defensemen.


Coyotes: At Colorado on Friday in the finale of a three-game trip.

Oilers: Host Vegas on Friday in the final game of a three-game homestand.


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Updated March 23, 2023

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