McDavid scores two birthday goals, helps Oilers roll Sharks

Connor McDavid added two goals to his season tally, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl chipped in a goal and two assists each, and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the San Jose Sharks 7-1.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 7-1 on Friday night.

Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each a goal and two assists, and Klim Kostin, Jesse Puljujarvi, and Ryan McLeod also scored for the Oilers. Jack Campbell made 25 saves in Edmonton’s second straight win.

Oskar Lindblom scored for the San Jose, and Kaapo Kahkonen finished with 34 saves. The Sharks have lost four of their last five games (1-3-1).

McDavid showed off his hands by streaking down the middle of the ice on the power play with a quick shot that beat Kahkonen over the far side to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead with 9:01 left in the first period.

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Kostin doubled the lead with his eighth of the season with 1:46 remaining in the opening period.

Draisaitl found McDavid on the power play with a sweet back door pass behind his back for his 37th to make it 3-0 at 8:22 of the second.

Mattias Janmark found Nugent-Hopkins from behind the net for a short-handed goal after Sharks defenseman Matt Benning couldn’t hold the puck in the offensive zone. It was Nugent-Hopkins’ 21st goal of the season, making it 4-0.

McDavid stole the puck on a forecheck and found Draisaitl in the slot for his 24th goal with 2:05 left in the second.

Puljujarvi and McLeod scored 34 seconds apart in the third period to make it 7-0 with 7:14 to go.

Lindblom’s tip-in on a shot by Matt Benning ended Campbell’s shutout bid with just under 5 minutes left.

The Sharks finished the game 0 for 4 on the power play.

600 CLUB

Leon Draisaitl played in his 600th career game.


Oilers: At Vegas on Saturday night.

Sharks: Host New Jersey on Monday night.

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