Connor McDavid nearing 100 points, Canadiens win ties for third place, and more NHL North action

May 3, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Jimmy Vesey (24) defends against Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) in the third period at Rogers Arena. Oilers won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Connor McDavid is nearing 100 points in the 56 game season. Although he doesn’t seem to care about it, the closer he gets the more he will want it. The NHL’s most dominant players now has 91 points on the year with six more games to his the mark.

Connor McDavid nearing 100 points as Oilers win

It didn’t take McDavid long to hit the score sheet last night. He assisted on Jesse Puljujarvi’s goal just 3:41 into the game. He finished the contest with two goals and a total of four points on the evening as the Oilers beat the Canucks 5-3.

“Your first goal every season is to play in the playoffs,” McDavid said after his Oilers clinched a playoff berth. “That’s step one, and we’ve been able to do that. Now we just need to continue working on our game and pay attention to details and get ready for the playoffs.”

Montreal Canadiens beat the Maple Leafs and tie for third

The Montreal Canadiens are playing some solid hockey and taking advantage of the Winnipeg Jets slump. In defeating the Maple Leafs by a 3-2 margin in overtime, they are knotted with the Jets for third place in the North Division.

Guess who scored his second career goal and his second career game-winner? Cole Caufield did it again for the Habs as the rookie is shining after signing his ELC. For the Leafs, Auston Matthews picked up his 39th goal as he is locking down the Rocket Richard Trophy. But the star of the game was the kid.

“The feeling doesn’t get old, and it never will,” Caufield said. “But he did it again, found me in a great spot, drew two guys to him … and created it all by himself.”

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As for the Jets, they lost their 7th in a row. This is possibly rockbottom as the last place Senators defeated them 2-1. “That’s how it’s going for us right now,” the Jets’ Blake Wheeler said after another loss. “I think they only had a couple even-strength scoring chances all game, and we lose the game. It’s kind of hard to describe.”