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Connor McDavid has 5-point night to help Oilers beat Ducks 8-2

St. Louis Blues left wing Jake Neighbours (63) celebrates with center Robert Thomas, right, and defenseman Torey Krug after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid had a goal and four assists to give him nine points in two games and help the Edmonton Oilers rout the Anaheim Ducks 8-2 on Sunday night.

Zach Hyman had two goals and an assist, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Evander Kane, James Hamblin, Leon Draisaitl and Mattias Ekholm also scored and Stuart Skinner stopped 21 shots. The Oilers have won two straight to improve to 7-12-1.

Max Jones scored for Anaheim. The Ducks have lost six in a row to fall to 9-12-0.

Anaheim starter Lukas Dostal was replaced by John Gibson in the second period after Edmonton scored six goals on 16 shots. Gibson stopped eight of 10 shots.

There were three goals on the first five shots on goal and the Oilers led 4-2 after the opening period.


CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Neighbours, Pavel Buchnevich and Kevin Hayes scored in the first period and St. Louis beat Chicago.

Neighbours also scored in the third and Jordan Binnington made 32 saves to help St. Louis bounce back nicely after an 8-3 loss to Nashville on Friday.

Binnington went the distance in his sixth win after the Blues used two goaltenders in their previous two games and three of their last five overall.

Ryan Donato and Boris Katchouk scored for the Blackhawks, and Arvid Soderblom made 24 stops. Chicago lost for the sixth time in seven games. It was coming off a 4-3 overtime victory over Toronto on Friday.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored with 1:55 left for Carolina’s third goal in an 8:04 span in a comeback victory over Columbus.

After Columbus scored twice early in the third, Jesperi Kotkaniemi cut it to 2-1 at 9:59 and Brady Skjei tied it with 3:09 to go. Svechnikov also had an assist.

Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 21 shots. He made his third start in four games with Frederik Andersen out with blood-clotting issues.

Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and assist for Columbus. Kirill Marchenko also scored.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi had a goal and two assists to help Nashville beat Winnipeg, extending the Predators’ winning streak to five and ending the Jets’ run at five.

Yakov Trenin and Gustav Nyquist also scored and Juuse Saros made 33 saves.

Josh Morrissey and Cole Perfetti scored for Winnipeg. Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves.


DETROIT (AP) — David Perron scored twice on the power play, including his 300th career goal, and Detroit beat Minnesota for its third straight victory.

Dylan Larkin added a goal and an assist, Shayne Gostisbehere had an empty-net goal and two assists and Alex Lyon made 37 saves.

Joel Eriksson Ek had a power-play goal for the Wild. They are 0-5-2 in their last seven.



The Associated Press

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