Oilers’ Draisaitl becomes third fastest player to record 100 playoff points

Watch as Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane rips a wrist shot past Arturs Silovs after Leon Draisaitl cleanly won the face-off to him to add the lead.

When the Edmonton Oilers needed them most, their big guns came to play.

Not only did Leon Draisaitl help his team to a 5-1 victory to force a winner-take-all Game 7, he also made history in the process, becoming the third fastest player in NHL history to record 100 playoff points.

The 28-year-old forward achieved the feat on Evander Kane’s goal in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks, and took just 60 games to do so. He joins elite company in Wayne Gretzky, who is first (46 games) and Mario Lemieux, who is second (50 games).

Teammate Connor McDavid has 96 points in 60 games, including a three-point effort in Game 6.

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“(Draisaitl) has just been doing it since our first year in the playoffs,” McDavid said of his teammate following the Game 6 win. “He’s somebody that just brings his game to a whole other level. I said before, he’s one of the best players in the world and a lot of nights, he is the best player in the world. In the playoffs, he’s been nothing but great.”

Draisaitl (and McDavid) will have the chance to pad their totals on Monday, when the Oilers travel to Vancouver and attempt to punch their ticket to the Western Conference Final.

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