McDavid goal, Draisaitl hat trick give Oilers win against Senators


OTTAWA Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each scored four points for the Edmonton Oilers in a 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday.

Mikko Koskinen made 28 saves for the Oilers (24-14-2), who have won all eight games against the Senators this season.

Josh Norris and Connor Brown scored for the Senators (13-23-4), who have lost four of five. Marcus Hogberg made 31 saves in his first start since Feb. 18.

Draisaitl has scored 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in eight games against the Senators this season, the most against one team in one season among active players. McDavid has scored 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) against Ottawa.

The teams play here again Thursday.

McDavid took a drop pass from Draisaitl, deked Senators forward Chris Tierney and chipped the puck over Hogberg’s glove to make it 3-2 with 6:06 left in the third period.

Draisaitl scored into an empty-net, off a pass from McDavid, to complete his hat trick with 1 second left for the 4-2 final.

Draisaitl one-timed a cross-ice pass from McDavid on the power play to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead at 12:18 of the first period.

Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot picked up his rebound, skated around the net and passed in front to Norris, who tapped it in five-hole to tie it 1-1 25 seconds into the second period.

Draisaitl scored from below the goal line, one-timing a pass from McDavid to make it 2-1 at 17:26.

Brown scored with a wrist shot from the slot to tie it 2-2 at 1:02 of the third period. It was Brown’s fifth straight game with a goal.

Hogberg had been out with a lower-body injury.

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