McDavid scores in OT to lead Oilers past Coyotes 3-2

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Published 1:24 a.m. ET March 17, 2019 | Updated 2:23 a.m. ET March 17, 2019

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Connor McDavid remained on pace to set a career high for points for the third straight season — and kept the Edmonton Oilers on a roll, too.

McDavid scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead the Oilers to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

The Edmonton star controlled the puck at his feet right out in front and put it past Darcy Kuemper 58 seconds into the extra period for the Oilers, who are 8-3-1 in their last 12 games while making a late playoff push. It was the third overtime goal of the season for McDavid, who also had an assist earlier in the game.

“Klef made a great play, found me,” McDavid said of linemate Oscar Klefbom. “Didn’t handle it all that perfect. Just tried to get it on net and found a way.”

Matt Benning also scored for Edmonton, and Mikko Koskinen made 28 saves to win for the sixth time in his last seven starts.

“I’ve liked our game coming back from the bye week, minus a couple of hiccups here and there,” McDavid said. “We haven’t necessarily been rewarded by it, but we are starting to now.”

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