OTTAWA – The Oilers fell short of their eighth win over Ottawa this season, but the Senators ultimately couldn’t contain The Edmonton superstar combination of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl

Playing on the same line on Wednesday night, Draisaitl scored three goals and assisted the winner from McDavid, and the Oilers continued their dominance over the Senators with a 4-2 win on Wednesday night.

McDavid contributed to Draisaitl’s three goals as the Oilers improved to 8-0 against the Senators in the 2020-21 season

The Edmonton duo continued to feast on the last-place North Division team Draisaitl now has 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) against the Senators this season, while McDavid has 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) against Ottawa

McDavid and Draisaitl often center their own score lines, but they’ve proven to be a powerful combination when put together

“It’s probably a different game than where I play in the middle,” said Draisaitl “We both try to play our game, be efficient and play both ways, be good in our own zone and turn that into a quick transition on the ice It obviously speeds up the game a lot, so it’s a quick think and I think it would probably tell you the same thing “

Senators forward Connor Brown scored in his fifth straight game, and forward Josh Norris continued his impressive rookie season with his 10th goal of the season and his second in as many games

Despite the loss, the Senators gave the Oilers a tough game, and they still have a chance in Edmonton in Thursday night’s series final in Ottawa

“We played well,” said Senators coach DJ Smith “Their goalkeeper made some great saves on the home stretch Chabby (defender Thomas Chabot) had a very good look

“Should we have scored a point? I don’t know But I really would have liked to see us hold them to two (goals) there”

Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg, who made his first start since February, looked solid for Ottawa and made 31 saves Mikko Koskinen stopped 28 shots for Edmonton

Oilers (24-14-2) passed idle Winnipeg to take second in North Division Senators fell to 13-23-4

Despite the teams trending in different directions, Oilers coach Dave Tippett said he expects a strong response from Ottawa on Thursday

“Ottawa works,” Tippett said “If you’re not ready to work you’ll be late They’re dragging you into the game”

The Senators worked to contain the Oilers’ counterattack, but gave Edmonton’s powerful power play a chance to go to work when Artem Zub was called up for interference after delaying Draisaitl in the zone. Ottawa

Edmonton made the Senators pay when Draisaitl opened the scoring at 12:18 p.m. of the first period after taking a McDavid pass and shooting the puck past Hogberg

Ottawa tied the game 25 seconds into the second period Chabot picked up his own rebound and fed the puck in front of Edmonton’s net, and Norris put his stick on it and passed it past Koskinen

McDavid and Draisaitl combined again just after a penalty kick expired against Josh Archibald McDavid sent a crafty pass to Draisaitl in the Ottawa zone The German star passed the puck past Hogberg at a tight angle

“It’s a cliché that only a few guys in the world can pull off, and he’s a part of it,” McDavid said

Once again, Ottawa tied the game with a goal early in the period Brown took a pass from Mike Reilly and scored on a well-placed shot just under the crossbar 1:02 in the third


“Sometimes you gain a little confidence and some come in,” Smith said of Brown’s streak “I mean he was snakebitten for a while and now all he shoots in between Sometimes you just have to surf the streak”

McDavid restored the Oilers’ lead after a period of sustained pressure from Edmonton by passing Chirs Tierney and putting the puck past Hogberg for his 23rd of the year

Draisaitl scored in an empty net for his 22nd goal and 10th in eight games against the Senators

It was Ottawa’s first game since he appointed Zac Bierk as goalkeeper coach and reassigned Pierre Groulx to a scout and development role General manager Pierre Dorion said a number of Ottawa goaltenders’ performances this season have been “disappointing”

The Senators started the game last in the NHL in goals against per game, averaging 372

Ottawa have used five goalies this season – Matt Murray, Joey Daccord, Hogberg, Filip Gustavsson and Anton Forsberg

Hogberg made his first start in a February 18 game against Toronto, as he suffered a lower-body injury after facing just five shots He looked good early with 16 saves in first period, including saves on McDavid and Draisaitl in an Oilers power play at the end of the first

NOTES: The season series finale between the Oilers and Senators was originally scheduled for Friday, but has been moved as part of the NHL juggling schedule due to the COVID-19 situation of the Canucks in Vancouver Edmonton have points in eight of their last nine games (6-1-2) Ottawa have lost four of their last five after a two-game sweep against Calgary Brown’s goal streak is the longest of his career in the NHL

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