Draisaitl has six assists in Oilers win against Senators


EDMONTON — Leon Draisaitl had an NHL career-high six assists for the Edmonton Oilers in an 8-5 win against the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Place on Sunday.

Connor McDavid had a goal and four assists for his first five-point game of the season.

James Neal scored two goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and two assists, and Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist for Edmonton (5-6-0), which won two straight games for the first time this season. Stuart Skinner made 33 saves to win his NHL debut.

The Senators and Oilers play again here Tuesday.

Brady Tkachuk and Colin White each had a goal and assist for Ottawa (1-7-1), which has not won since its season opener Jan. 15. Matt Murray allowed three goals on nine shots before being replaced by Marcus Hogberg at 7:20 of the first period. Hogberg allowed five goals on 22 shots.

Dominik Kahun scored on the first shot of the game at eight seconds off a Draisaitl face-off win to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead.

Neal made it 2-0 on the power play at 4:15. It was his first goal of the season.

White scored his first goal at 5:38 to make it 2-1.

Barrie scored his first goal with the Oilers on the power play at 7:20 to make it 3-1. Murray was pulled following the goal.

Neal gave the Oilers a 4-1 lead at 9:42 with his second goal, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made it 5-1 on the power play at 13:42.

Brady Tkachuk scored at 16:06 to make it 5-2, and Drake Batherson made it 5-3 on the power play at 17:38 with his first goal.

McDavid scored on the power play 42 seconds into the second period to make it 6-3. Darnell Nurse increased the lead to 7-3 at 11:31.

Kailer Yamamoto made it 8-3 at 19:43 off a pass from Draisaitl.

Tim Stutzle scored on the power play at 8:08 of the third to make it 8-4, and Auston Watson scored 47 seconds later to make it 8-5 at 8:55.

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