Connor McDavid scores natural hat trick as Oilers dominate Flames in Battle of Alberta
Edmonton captain also picks up pair of assists; Nugent-Hopkins scores twice
Connor McDavid scored a natural hat trick and added two assists in a 7-1 Edmonton Oilers win over the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
McDavid assisted on his team's first two goals before scoring Edmonton's next three. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added a pair of goals for the Oilers. Alex Chiasson and Josh Archibald also scored for Edmonton.
Andrew Mangiapane scored the Flames' (8-9-1) lone goal.
Jacob Markstrom made 10 saves on 15 shots being pulled for David Rittich in the second period. Rittich ended his night with seven saves on nine shots.
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Mikko Koskinen made 43 saves for Edmonton (12-8-0).
Alex Chiasson scored a power play goal nearly three minutes and 30 seconds into the first period. He redirected a pass from Connor McDavid into the net and past Markstrom.
Did You Know? <a href="https://twitter.com/cmcdavid97?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@cmcdavid97</a> is one of 10 players with multiple ‘Battle of Alberta’ hat tricks (regular season or playoffs) – the list is topped by Lanny McDonald with three. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLStats?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NHLStats</a> <a href="https://t.co/peCrBL5cIV">pic.twitter.com/peCrBL5cIV</a>—@PR_NHL