The two top scorers in the National Hockey League (NHL) are still unstoppable. On Monday (local time), superstar Connor McDavid increased his yield in the 5: 4 of his Edmonton Oilers at the Arizona Coyotes with an assist to 140 points this season and was the first player to reach this mark in 27 years. Strike partner Leon Draisaitl contributed a goal and celebrated his 300th NHL goal.
The 27-year-old German, who also contributed an assist, now has 114 points in the current season and secured second place in the league leaderboard behind his team-mate McDavid. 300 goals in 630 games also reveal an exceptional hit rate. Only three active players reached that mark in fewer games: Alexander Ovechkin (473), Steven Stamkos (550) and Sidney Crosby (622).
McDavid once again proved his outstanding form. The 26-year-old Canadian, who last Thursday became the first Oilers player since Wayne Gretzky to break the 60-goal barrier in the 1986-87 season, now has 140 points. The last two Pittsburgh players Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr managed to achieve this result in the 1987/88 season. The last Edmonton player to do so was Gretzky in the 1987-88 season.
Edmonton has now scored in seven straight games and won six of those games. McDavid and Co. continue to rank third in the Western Conference in the Pacific Division and are therefore on a direct play-off spot. Eight laps are still to be completed in the regular round, the lead over the first non-promotional place is a comfortable twelve points.
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