McDavid recorded three assists to extend his lead in the National Hockey League scoring race Thursday against Vegas. "To win the season series 3-1, it's a little feather in our cap". With Nashville's win earlier the game had little to no meaning to Vegas, and they played like it. "It is bittersweet getting a big win against a team like that which is in first place in your division, but after Saturday they keep playing and we don't".
"We've been pretty good as of late", McNabb said.
Both Vegas goals in the middle frame came off defensive mistakes as McNabb, who nailed Nugent-Hopkins with a solid hit and cracked the Oiler forwards' ribs in mid-January in a game in Vegas, wiggled his way in from the point with nary a hand or bad breath laid on him and he beat Talbot from 20 feet for his fifth goal.
Vegas bounced back to take a 2-1 lead in the second period with two goals in less than three minutes.
The Knights tied it up two minutes into the second period when McNabb took the puck at the point off a faceoff before dangling through traffic and beating Talbot. McDavid started a three-way passing play that culminated in Nugent-Hopkins scoring his 23rd before goalie Malcolm Subban could get across the crease.
Edmonton went ahead 3-2 midway through the third on the power play as McDavid poked a puck away from a defender behind the net out front to Cammalleri, who notched his seventh.
Vegas pulled Subban and had a six-on-four power play when Jesse Puljujarvi was called for tripping with 1:48 to go, but Talbot was up to the challenge and made three saves down the stretch, including one on a tip-in try by James Neal. The Brandon, Manitoba product signed as a free agent out of Bemidji State University on March 8... Defenseman Keegan Lowe, son of former Oilers star Kevin Lowe, made his Oilers debut. He's put together a sensational season despite the Oilers missing the playoffs and should receive Hart Trophy consideration. Vegas, which lost in regulation for the first time in its last seven road contests (4-1-2), finishes the regular season on Saturday night at Calgary.