NHL Hockey

McDavid has hat trick, assist in win

(AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Connor McDavid had a hat trick and an assist, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice and added an assist and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.

Leon Draisaitl, the NHL's top scorer last season, had four assists to help the Oilers rebound from a 5-3 loss to the Canucks a night earlier in the opener for both teams.

"The power play was good. The (penalty kill) was good," McDavid said. "I think the hockey games have gone the way I kind of expected, a little bit more high scoring than they might be at this time of year if it was a normal year, and that's across the league."

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 L. Draisaitl, Edm505
2 C. McDavid, Edm431
3 J. Farabee, Phi413
4t T. Hertl, SJ321
4t P. Laine, Wpg321
4t R. Nugent-Hopkins, Edm321
4t W. Nylander, Tor321
8t K. Connor, Wpg312
8t E. Kane, SJ312
8t K. Kaprizov, Min312
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1t P. Mrazek, Car.00
1t S. Varlamov, NYI.00
3t J. Binnington, StL1.00
3t J. Saros, Nsh1.00
3t A. Vasilevskiy, TB1.00
6t M. Blackwood, NJ1.85
6t T. Rask, Bos1.85
8 R. Lehner, VGK2.00
9t T. Greiss, Det2.03
9t J. Korpisalo, Cls2.03
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