LOS ANGELES – Connor McDavid set a career high with his 42nd goal and became the seventh player in NHL history to record multiple point streaks in at least 15 games in a single season as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Thursday night.
McDavid, who also had an assist, was the league’s top scorer with 109 points. Evan Bouchard also scored a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who won six straight with a three-point lead over the Kings for second place in the Pacific Division.
Warren Fogel also scored for Edmonton and Mike Smith stopped 30 shots.
Trevor Moore had one goal and one assist for Los Angeles, dropping two straight and four in his last six. Victor Arvidson also scored and Jonathan Quick made 26 saves.
McDavid extended his goal streak to 3:17 in six consecutive games with a snap shot from inside the left faceoff circle in the first period that beat Quick on his short side. McDavid is the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1990-91 to have at least two point streaks in at least 15 games in a single season.
Gretzky did it seven times, while Mike Bassi, Marcel Dion, Guy LaFleur, Dennis Savard and Bobby Orr were among others. McDavid has 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) during his current streak.
Moore leveled the score at 1-all 2:29 in a short-handed goal. At 15:26, Fogel gave the Oilers the lead when he overtook Quick in a strange crowd.
Bouchard made it a two-goal advantage with a slap shot from the third point at 4:01. Arvidson returned the Kings in the 7th minute with a wrist shot through the traffic.
Oilers: Host the Colorado Snowfall on Saturday.
Kings: Start a three-game road trip against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.