Draisaitl leads Oilers to win:

Leon Draisaitl netted his 18th and 17th goals of the season in Edmonton's 3-2 victory over Vancouver. 1:16

Pass from McDavid

His very first objective was available in the second period when he took a pass from McDavid and blasted a shot from the faceoff circle.

The two objectives ended a streak where Draisaitl had gone 7 games without scoring and 3 matches without any points.

Draisaitl (18 objectives, 32 assists) and McDavid (19 objectives, 32 helps) are the very first set of teammates because 1995-96 to collect 50 or more points before their team's 30th game.

"They're good gamers," stated Edmonton coach Dave Tippett. "You understand they make stuff happen out there.

"I believed they both were truly great tonight. Connor really had his legs this evening."

The Oilers were playing without hurt forwards Kyle Brodziak, Ryan Nugent-Hopkin, Zack Kassian and goaltender Mike Smith. Defenceman Matt Benning, who had simply returned to the lineup after missing out on four video games with a concussion, left the game after being hit in the helmet by a shot.

"We knew it was going to take a full synergy tonight, specifically missing a couple of men," stated Tippett.

"I like the method we dug in. Our guys competed hard, our goaltender was good (and) our big guys played well. There's a good two points and after that we carry on."

The Oilers were beat in the video game's first 2 durations however managed to take control in the 3rd.

"We shut them down," said Draisaitl. "We kept playing forward, we kept pressing pucks forward and we played in their end for the many part.

"It's an excellent 3rd period for us."

Canucks beat Oilers Saturday

The Canucks beat the Oilers 5-2 in Edmonton Saturday night, ending a season-long six-game trip.

The Oilers went two-for-two on the power play and that was the difference in the video game, said Vancouver captain Bo Horvat.

"It's a frustrating one," he said. "The power play speaks for itself. If you provide sufficient opportunities, they are gong to capitalize on it.

"I thought we played truly well after coming off a really difficult road journey."

Goaltender Jacob Markstrom, making his first back-to-back start of the season, stopped 26 shots for Vancouver.

Leivo's objective was his 4th of the season and his 2nd in two nights after going 15 games without scoring.

"November was a little tough on me for scoring," he stated. "You get to begin December with a goal [] I'm pleased with that but I'm getting focused for the next game."

"Obviously it's not a pretty video game, not a pretty win, but no one is going to ask how we won this video game at the end of the day," said Draisaitl. Josh Archibald, with his very first goal of the season, also scored for the Oilers (17-9-3). Draisaitl scored the winning objective simply 46 seconds into the 3rd duration. The Oilers were playing without injured forwards Kyle Brodziak, Ryan Nugent-Hopkin, Zack Kassian and goaltender Mike Smith."We shut them down," stated Draisaitl.