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National Hockey League
Edmonton 6, Tampa Bay 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, February 5, 2018
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Jon McIsaac, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Scott Driscoll
Attendance: 18347
Connor McDavid scored four goals and collected five points to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-2 thumping of the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night in Edmonton, Alberta.

While Cam Talbot made 32 saves for the Oilers, who are on a 5-1-1 run while keeping their flickering playoff hopes alive, McDavid was at his dominating best at Rogers Place.

The Oilers captain opened the scoring with a power-play goal -- his team's first in nine games -- less than two minutes into the affair when he deflected Ryan Strome's shot to beat Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Alex Killorn drew the Lightning even before the midway point of the opening frame, but the Oilers broke open the game.

Leon Draisaitl put the hosts ahead to stay with another man-advantage marker late in the opening frame, and McDavid netted his second of the game with a highlight-reel goal early in the second period. Iiro Pakarinen's first goal of the season pushed the lead to 4-1.

McDavid completed the hat trick on a third-period breakaway and scored his fourth during a scramble, giving him six goals and nine points in the past two games. He scored only four goals in 23 games during December and January.

Going into the night's action, McDavid was tied for 13th in the league's scoring race. His performance moved him into a tie for third, five points back of Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov.

Draisaitl also collected two assists in a three-point game. Strome added two helpers to give him five assists in a three-game stretch.

Tampa Bay rookie Yanni Gourde collected his 19th goal of the season in a two-point outing.

Vasilevskiy, who stopped 22 of 26 shots in two periods, gave way to Louis Domingue for the third period. Domingue made seven saves for the Lightning, who completed a 5-3-0 road trip.

Kucherov, he was held off the scoresheet and now has gone 11 games without a goal.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Tampa Bay   Edmonton
Yanni Gourde 2 Points Connor McDavid 5
Yanni Gourde 1 Goals Connor McDavid 4
Yanni Gourde 1 Assists Leon Draisaitl 2
Yanni Gourde 1 Power Play Goals Connor McDavid 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Andrei Vasilevskiy .846 Save Percentage Cam Talbot .941
Andrei Vasilevskiy 22 Saves Cam Talbot 32
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 34 2 1-3 2-4 10 30
Edmonton 35 6 2-4 2-3 8 28
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Oilers have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .552 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Vancouver. The Lightning have a W/L % of .649 after a win and .750 after a loss.