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Draisaitl pots 2 goals, reaches 100 points as Oilers down Senators

Draisaitl pots 2 goals, reaches 100 points as Oilers down Senators

Leon Draisaitl scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers moved into third place in the Pacific Division with a 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

Derek Ryan, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid and Nick Bjugstad also scored for the Oilers (37-23-8), who have won five of their last seven games.

Draisaitl and McDavid are the first teammates to record 100 points in consecutive seasons since Mario Lemieux and Kevin Stevens in 1991-92 and 1992-93.

Tim Stutzle scored twice and Brady Tkachuk also replied for the Senators (33-30-4), whose playoff hopes are slipping with losses in three straight and four of their last five.

Edmonton scored on the first shot of the game 2:20 into the opening period, as Ryan ripped a shot high to the glove-side past Ottawa goalie Mads Sogaard for his 12th of the season.

The Senators responded with a power-play goal four minutes later as Tkachuk banked a shot off of the skate of defender Vincent Desharnais and past Oilers starter Stuart Skinner. It was Tkachuk’s 27th of the season and the first power play goal recorded by the Sens this month.

The Oilers moved back in front 12:34 into the first period as Nugent-Hopkins stole a puck in the Ottawa zone, leading to a Draisaitl shot which trickled past Sogaard and in for his 43rd.

Ottawa tied it up once again with just 1:07 to play in the first on a two-on-one shorthanded break which saw a perfect feed from Dylan Gambrell that allowed Stutzle to score into a wide-open net.

WATCH | Draisaitl records 100 points in a season for 4th time in his career:

Oilers’ Draisaitl reaches 100 points for season in win over Senators

Leon Draisaitl records 100 points in a season for the fourth time in his career as he scores his second goal of the night in Edmonton’s 6-3 victory over Ottawa.

Edmonton made it 3-2 on the power play five minutes into the second period after the puck popped loose during a scramble in front to Nugent-Hopkins, who whacked in his career-high 31st.

With four minutes to play in the second period, McDavid found Draisaitl in the slot and he blasted in his second of the game for his 100th point on the season, the fourth time in his career that he has hit the milestone.

The Oilers got a backbreaker with just 0.4 seconds to play in the second period, as Mattias Ekholm sifted a pass up through traffic to Bjugstad who scored his 15th of the season and first as an Oiler, lifting a backhand past Sogaard.

Ottawa cut the lead to two 5:28 into the third as Drake Batherson muscled a one-handed…

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