Led by their star attackers, the Edmonton Oilers remain on course for the playoffs in the North American ice hockey league NHL.
Germany international Leon Draisaitl scored twice in the 6-3 (1-0, 3-0, 2-3) win against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday evening (local time) and added another goal. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Kailer Yamamoto also scored twice, while Connor McDavid failed to do so for the first time in five games in a row. The top scorer in the league recorded three assists this time.
Draisaitl was involved in at least one goal in the eleventh game in a row against Winnipeg and is second in the league with 93 points behind his teammate McDavid (121). Nugent-Hopkins also ranks among the top ten scorers in the NHL.
The Oilers have now won four of their last six games and hold the first wildcard spot for the Western Conference playoffs. They are currently nine points clear of a non-playoff spot but only three behind conference leaders the Dallas Stars.
Just ahead of the Oilers are the Seattle Kraken, tied on points, with German goaltender Philipp Grubauer holding on to his second straight win in the Kraken's 4-2 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets. Grubauer parried 21 shots on goal.