Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl scored twice to reach 100 points on Tuesday in a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Draisaitl got his 43rd and 44th goals of the campaign. It’s the fourth time in his career that he has scored at least 100 points in a season. He also did it last year when he set a personal best of 110 points.
Tim Stützle also scored twice, but in the loss, and notably scored short of a man during a 2-on-1 run with Dylan Gambrell. Brady Tkachuk was the Sens’ other scorer.
This defeat, a third in a row after being beaten by the Canucks and the Flames, still hurts the Canadian club very badly in the fight for the playoffs. He remains six points behind the New York Islanders, who are the last team drafted, but he has a game in hand.
Both teams played ping pong in the first period. Derek Ryan broke the ice after just 2:20 for the Oilers, then Tkachuk tied the game on the power play. Draisailt restored the lead to the hosts, but Stützle in turn leveled the score.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins finally broke the deadlock in the second period to better his career-best season with 82 points. Nick Bjugstad also hit the target, while Connor McDavid, also author of a pass, completed the whole thing in an empty net. Stuart Skinner made 29 saves.