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Edmonton 3, Winnipeg 2
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Jake Brenk, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Ryan Galloway
Attendance: 18347

Leon Draisaitl scored two goals and had an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tallied three points, including the game-winning goal with 5:16 remaining, to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

It was the fourth game-winning goal of the season for Nugent-Hopkins, who took a feed from Draisaitl in the right circle and fired a shot inside the left post past Connor Hellebuyck for his 19th goal of the season.

Mike Smith finished with 39 saves for the Oilers, who moved into sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division, four points behind the idle Vegas Golden Knights.

Draisaitl, the NHL's scoring leader, reached the 100-point mark for the second consecutive season and now has 102 points. He became the 10th player in the last 26 years (since 1993-94) to reach 100 points in 65 games or fewer. Connor McDavid added two assists.

Kyle Connor and Logan Shaw scored goals for Winnipeg, and Hellebuyck stopped 19 of 22 shots.

Edmonton took a 1-0 lead at the 6:27 mark of the first period on a power-play goal by Draisaitl, snapping a cross-crease pass from McDavid inside the right post for his 38th goal and 100th point of season.

Winnipeg took a 2-1 lead in the second period with goals just 34 seconds apart. Shaw got the first one when he cut in alone in the slot, took a pass from Nicholas Shore, and fired a shot past Smith's blocker side for his third goal of the season.

Connor followed with his 33rd goal, one-timing a Blake Wheeler pass from the right circle for his 100th career goal.

Draisaitl tied it with another power-play goal with 13 seconds left in the period, redirecting McDavid's shot from the top of the right circle inside the left post for his 39th goal and league-leading 31st multi-point game.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Winnipeg   Edmonton
Kyle Connor 1 Points Leon Draisaitl 3
Kyle Connor 1 Goals Leon Draisaitl 2
Anthony Bitetto 1 Assists Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2
N/A Power Play Goals Leon Draisaitl 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Connor Hellebuyck .864 Save Percentage Mike Smith .951
Connor Hellebuyck 19 Saves Mike Smith 39
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 41 2 0-2 0-2 4 23
Edmonton 22 3 2-2 2-2 4 23
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Nashville. The Oilers have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Buffalo. The Jets have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .576 after a loss.