National Hockey League
Edmonton 7, Arizona 3
When: 3:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 18, 2020
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Trent Knorr, Bevan Mills
Attendance: 17545

Connor McDavid scored two goals and Riley Sheahan had a goal and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers moved into a tie for first place in the Pacific Division with a 7-3 victory over the visiting Arizona Coyotes on Saturday afternoon.

Josh Archibald had a goal and two assists and Sam Gagner, Kailer Yamamoto and Joakim Nygard also scored goals for the Oilers.

Edmonton won for the sixth time in its last eight games and heads into its bye week and All-Star Game break with 57 points, the same as Arizona and Calgary, which lost at Ottawa later on Saturday. Vancouver jumped one point ahead for the Pacific lead with a win over the Sharks late Saturday, and Vegas is one point behind.

Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each added two assists for Edmonton. Mike Smith finished with 27 saves.

Taylor Hall, Christian Dvorak and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored goals and Conor Garland had two assists for Arizona, which lost for the fourth time in five games (1-4-1).

Antti Raanta, back after missing three games with a lower-body injury, made 12 saves in two periods before being replaced by Adin Hill, who finished with eight saves.

Edmonton took a 3-0 lead in the first period, scoring on three of its first seven shots. Archibald started the scoring with a short-handed breakaway goal following a turnover by Phil Kessel at the 3:56 mark for his sixth goal of the season. Gagner followed with his second off a Sheahan feed from the right side of the goal, then Yamamoto tallied his third of the season with help from a diving Raanta, who knocked his shot into the goal with the nob of his stick.

The Oilers made it 5-0 on a power-play goal by McDavid and Nygard's third goal of the season, when the latter rifled a wrist shot through traffic from the high slot past Raanta's glove.

Arizona cut it to 5-2 midway through the period on goals by Hall and Dvorak on the power play, the 13th of the season for both. But McDavid answered with his second goal of the game and 27th of the season near the end of the period, redirecting Archibald's pass into the slot over Raanta's right shoulder.

Ekman-Larsson cut it to 6-3 midway through the third period with a power-play goal, his sixth goal of the season. The Coyotes briefly pulled Hill with 5:03 left before Sheahan ended the scoring with an empty-netter with 3:46 to go.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Arizona   Edmonton
Conor Garland 2 Points Riley Sheahan 4
Christian Dvorak 1 Goals Connor McDavid 2
Conor Garland 2 Assists Riley Sheahan 3
Christian Dvorak 1 Power Play Goals Connor McDavid 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Josh Archibald 1
Adin Hill 1.000 Save Percentage Mike Smith .900
Antti Raanta 12 Saves Mike Smith 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 30 3 2-4 3-4 8 27
Edmonton 27 7 1-4 2-4 8 35
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Calgary. The Oilers have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Anaheim. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .600 after a loss.