McDavid eclipses 70 points this season as Oilers offense overtakes Kraken

Connor McDavid had a goal and four assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Kraken 7-2 in Seattle on Friday night.

Zach Hyman and Klim Kostin each scored twice as Edmonton won for the third time in four games. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had four assists and Darnell Nurse finished with a goal and an assist.

McDavid extended his point streak to 17 games, tying his career high. He has 16 goals and 21 assists during the streak.

The Edmonton star leads the NHL with 72 points – 15 ahead of No. 2 Leon Draisaitl, who missed Friday’s game for the Oilers with an injury.

Brandon Tanev and Daniel Sprong scored for Seattle in its third straight loss.

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Edmonton beat Seattle 7-2 as Connor McDavid’s goal and four assists led the way. The Oilers captain leads the NHL in goals (32), assists (40) and points (72) and is on a 17-game point streak.

Edmonton took control with four goals in the first half of the first period.

Hyman gave the Oilers the lead to stay with a power play goal at 2:44. It was his 16th of the season.

Kostin scored at 3:16 and Nurse slipped another shot past Phillipp Grubauer at 3:55. It was the second fastest scoring line to start an NHL game this season, trailing only Buffalo at 2:13.

Grubauer was replaced by Martin Jones, but Edmonton made it 4-0 when Jesse Puljujarvi scored his third goal of the season at 9:58.

McDavid had three assists in the first period, and Edmonton’s four goals were the most allowed by the Kraken in franchise history.

Sprong put Seattle on the board 1:49 into the second. It was the 11th of the season for Sprong.

But Kostin and Hyman scored again for the Oilers midway through the period. McDavid got his 40th assist of the season on Hyman’s 17th goal.

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