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Ice hockey: Oilers stars Draisaitl and McDavid with 700th and 800th points

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NHL star Leon Draisaitl scores for the Edmonton Oilers and has reason to celebrate. A teammate is also the focus of the victory.

The German national ice hockey player Leon Draisaitl has ended the series of four consecutive defeats with his Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers won 4-2 (1-1, 0-1, 3-0) against the Philadelphia Flyers in the North American ice hockey league NHL.

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The 27-year-old from Cologne scored to make it 2-2, it was his 34th goal of the season. He also gave two assists. His partner Connor McDavid scored his 43 and 44 goals this season which made the success perfect. The 26-year-old Canadian put the Oilers ahead with 7:21 minutes to go, before hitting an empty goal with 2:25 minutes to go.

McDavid also assisted in Draisaitl’s goal, his 800th point of his NHL career and Draisaitl’s 700. Overall, McDavid now has 802 points in 545 games and Draisaitl has 701 in 614 games. McDavid leads the season’s scoring list with 105 points (44 goals/61 assists). “That was an important win for us. We’ll take the two points and keep at it,” said Draisaitl.

McDavid is the fifth fastest player in NHL history to reach the 800 mark. Only Wayne Gretzky (352 games), Mario Lemieux (410), Mike Bossy (525) and Peter Stastny (531) managed to do that in fewer games.

Source: Stern

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