EDMONTON – Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers continued their rule over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night

McDavid had a goal and two assists, while Leon Draisaitl and Tyler Ennis both added a goal and an assist when Edmonton beat Ottawa 6-2 to score a three-game win Oilers have improved to 7-0 this season against the Senators, winning a total of four straight times since losing three consecutive competitions to the Toronto Maple Leafs

“It’s big,” said McDavid. “Apparently a lot was done with what happened to Toronto last week and we figured out a way to get those points back

“It doesn’t matter who you play against, it’s not easy to beat them three times”

McDavid became the first player in the NHL to crack the 50-point plateau after scoring 17 goals and 34 assists in 29 games

Tyson Barrie, Darnell Nurse and Gaetan Haas also scored goals for Edmonton (18-11-0), which means 11-11-0 against the rest of the North Division. Nevertheless, the Oilers were four points behind the idle Toronto ( 19-7-2) to second place overall

Thomas Chabot and Brady Tkachuk scored one goal for Ottawa (9-19-1) who have lost three straight times and have been 4-6-0 in their last 10 games

Draisaitl and McDavid were both factors in Edmonton’s 7-1 win over Ottawa on Wednesday Draisaitl had five points (three goals, two assists) while McDavid made two assists, adding

It took McDavid just 10 seconds to open the scoring and beat young Joey Daccord on the first shot of the game at Rogers Place

“I have no idea where it went, I still don’t even know where it went,” said McDavid. “I was just trying to get a puck into the net, luckily it went in”

Dave Tippett, Oilers head coach, said it was important that his team be strong against Ottawa

“We wanted to make sure we could get out and start the game quickly,” he said. “We knew they were going to come down pretty hard

“I give them some credit, they recovered right afterwards, they pushed back for the next 10 minutes or so pretty well. We have a happy break but we’re taking all the breaks we can get now”

Chabot even pulled Ottawa with his fourth at 3:06 a.m. when the Senators had a 7-1 lead on shots on goal before the Oilers took up the power play at 11:07 a.m.

Barrie gave Edmonton a 2-1 lead on his fourth at 1:45 p.m. Barrie shot past Daccord on the wrist after a turnover from Chris Tierney as the Oilers overtook the Senators at 12:10

“We know they work hard, play a high-energy game, and are dangerous if they roll around and bring that excitement into their game,” said McDavid. “They did a great job

“I thought they checked much of the first and we were lucky enough to come out 2-1”

Ottawa scored the 2-2 on Tkachuk’s power play goal at 9:19 a.m. He tapped a brisk pass from Tim Stutzle past Mike Smith for his 10th Season hit

“Great first pass from Drake (Batherson) to Timmy and Timmy with incredible vision,” said Tkachuk. “I was just lucky to be there”

Nurse gave Edmonton a 3-2 lead at 1:55 p.m. and shot through traffic for the eighth and fifth times this year against Ottawa 3rd place this season, this time the power game, at 6:50 p.m. when the Oilers overtook the Senators by 6:8 pm during that period

Ennis recorded his third goal of the season at 5:05 a.m. of the third after Daccord made the first save. Haas put the puck under Daccord’s leg at 3:48 p.m., his second of the year

Tkachuk admitted that the Senators’ battles against Edmonton were frustrating, but he remains optimistic about the Ottawa Club

“They are a great team, I mean every team in this division is a great team so there is no easy night,” he said. “I think this will help us a lot along the way.”

“We’re a good team ourselves. At the moment the recording doesn’t show what we’ve put into this, but I think we’re getting better every day. I definitely find this exciting for our team”

Almost a quarter of Edmonton’s schedule this season was against Ottawa, but Tippett said his team had adopted the mentality of just looking to the next game, not who it is against

“When the schedule came out, you wrapped your head around it, you think about it a little, and then you move on,” he said, “Everyone knows what the schedule is You will be playing against many of the same teams over and over again and all you have to do is worry about it”

“Ultimately, we tried to focus on what we were trying to do, no matter who we were playing against”

The Friday night competition was the first of eleven in 18 nights for Edmonton to take on the Canucks in Vancouver on Saturday

“They work hard, they get good goalkeepers, they play consistently solidly,” said McDavid. “It’s a big hockey game for us, it’s big for them

“I would expect a fast-paced game, an energetic game. Though we’re saying goodbye back to back, I think we were okay with these things and need a big one (Saturday)”

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