National Hockey League
Edmonton 6, Arizona 1
When: 9:30 PM ET, Monday, March 28, 2022
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Marc Joannette, Peter MacDougall
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: 15237

Ryan McLeod scored twice in a career-best, three-point game while Leon Draisaitl notched one goal and one assist as the host Edmonton Oilers claimed a 6-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.

Connor McDavid, Warren Foegele and Zach Hyman also tallied for the Oilers, who have won seven straight home games. Jesse Puljujarvi collected two assists and goaltender Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves.

Clayton Keller replied for the Coyotes, who have lost six straight games (0-5-1). Goalie Karel Vejmelka stopped 30 of 35 shots before being mercifully pulled after two periods. Josef Korenar made six saves in relief.

McDavid sent the hosts off and running 4:05 into the affair with his 36th goal of the season. Puljujarvi intercepted a clearing attempt and fed McDavid at the net, and the center lifted a backhander to run his league-leading point total to 98.

McLeod doubled the lead just past the midway point of the opening frame. After leading a rush into the offensive zone, McLeod was at the end boards with the puck and banked a shot off Vejmelka and into the net.

Keller's power-play goal -- he ripped a five-hole shot home from the right faceoff dot -- put the Coyotes on the board with 4:08 remaining in the first period, but the Oilers pulled away with a trio of second-period goals.

McLeod notched his second of the game, and eighth of the season, at 2:32 of the middle frame when he tucked home a backhand for a power-play tally.

Foegele netted his ninth of the season to make it a three-goal edge at 12:28 when he buried the rebound after Tyson Barrie's point shot was denied. Then Hyman notched his career-high 22nd of the campaign by converting another rebound at 16:11 of the period.

Draisaitl moved into a tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews for the league lead with 48 goals when he converted a tap-in set up by Puljujarvi in the middle of the third period. Draisaitl has collected 17 points (10 goals, seven assists) in a nine-game streak.

On top of the defeat, the Coyotes lost forward Lawson Crouse after the second period due to injury.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Arizona   Edmonton
Clayton Keller 1 Points Ryan McLeod 3
Clayton Keller 1 Goals Ryan McLeod 2
Shayne Gostisbehere 1 Assists Jesse Puljujarvi 2
Clayton Keller 1 Power Play Goals Ryan McLeod 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Karel Vejmelka .857 Save Percentage Mikko Koskinen .969
Karel Vejmelka 30 Saves Mikko Koskinen 31
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 32 1 1-4 2-3 8 30
Edmonton 42 6 1-3 3-4 10 28
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Los Angeles. The Oilers have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against San Jose. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .311 after a loss.