Conor McDavid had two goals and two assists as the Edmonton Oilers captured the playoff spot with a 5–3 win over the Canucks in Vancouver on Monday night.
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It took less than four minutes for the Oilers to take the lead. Edmonton dispatched Jesse Puljujarvi with his 13th goal of the season to finish a passing play with McDavid and Leon Dreissetal.
Nate Schmidt scored the first for Vancouver later.
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Tyson Barry put 18 ticks in the second, leaving the Islanders behind.
McDavid saw the 30th part of his season when his wrist shot passed to Canucks goalkeeper Brayden Holtby and was sketched at the goal line.
Vancouver forward JT Miller posted a quick reply to extend the Oilers’ lead to 3-2.
Edmonton forward Dominique Kahun came back with a one-timer in the last minute of the first. Dmitry Kulikov picked up an assist for his first point with the Oilers.
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Canucks forward Brock Boycer scored a faceoff win with 3:27 to go in the third.
McDavid put it on for a minute with an empty-netter to go away.
McDavid is up to 91 points in the regular season with six games.
Oilers netminder Mikko Koskinen added 20 to improve to 12-11.
The Oilers and Canucks will play again on Tuesday night. It is at 630 ched Faceoff show The game starts at 8 pm at 6 pm
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