McDavid tops 200 goals in Oilers' 5-1 win over Coyotes

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Connor McDavid and Leon Draisatl came up together through the Edmonton Oilers' system, putting up prodigious numbers nearly side by side.
The friends have continued the success in the NHL, so it seemed fitting they reached the same milestone only days apart.

McDavid scored twice to eclipse 200 career goals two nights after Draisatl, and the Oilers remained undefeated with a 5-1 victory over the winless Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

McDavid scored in the second period to hit the 200-goal mark and scored his sixth goal in four games in the third. He also joined Wayne Gretzky as the only Edmonton players to have multiple points in the first four games of a season.

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"To be going through this whole thing together, it's fun," said McDavid, who has 11 points. "It's special to be a part of that. We've grown very close, and it's fun on and off the ice with him."

The Oilers were sharp in their first regular-season game in the U.S. since March 5, 2020, due to the pandemic, scoring at least five goals for the third straight game.

Mikko Koskinen had 25 saves in his first start since Mike Smith went on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Zach Hyman had short-handed and power-play goals in the same game for the first time in his career. Warren Foegele also scored for Edmonton.

"We've been getting contributions throughout the lineup a little more than last year, so we're off to a decent start, but we've got a lot of work to do yet," Oilers coach Dave Tippett…
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