McDavid scores 500th NHL point in Oilers victory against Jets


EDMONTON — Connor McDavid scored his 500th NHL point, and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 at Rogers Place on Wednesday.

Leon Draisaitl scored two goals, McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had two assists, and Mike Smith made 33 saves for Edmonton (10-8-0), which split the two-game set with its fourth win in five games. Winnipeg won 6-5 on Monday.

Mark Scheifele extended his point streak to eight games, Josh Morrissey had two assists, and Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves for Winnipeg (9-6-1). 

Jesse Puljujarvi scored at 3:45 of the first period to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead. 

Puljujarvi took a pass from McDavid just inside the Winnipeg blue line and scored from the slot. The assist gave McDavid 500 points in 369 games, the same number of games it took Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby to reach the milestone. 

McDavid, Crosby and Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin (373) are the only three active players to score 500 points in under 400 games. 

Draisaitl scored 21 seconds later to make it 2-0 on a shot from the slot. 

Scheifele scored on the power play at 19:06 to make it 2-1. He has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in the streak.

Draisaitl made it 3-1 on the power play at 16:45, lifting a rebound into the roof of the net. McDavid had an assist to give him 501 points. He tied Crosby for eighth fastest to reach 500. Wayne Gretzky is the fastest, reaching 500 points in 234 games. 

Neal Pionk cut it to 3-2 at 1:28 of the third period with a blast from the top of the right face-off circle with the teams playing 4-on-4. 

Edmonton started the period on the power play with Jets forward Paul Stastny in the penalty box serving a tripping penalty, but Nugent-Hopkins was assessed a slashing penalty 54 seconds into the period to negate the power play. 

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