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McDavid's power-play goal

EDM@WPG: McDavid taps puck home on power play

Connor McDavid locates the loose puck at the doorstep and taps it into the net for a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 2-1 lead

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Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the preseason for the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Thursday.

The center, playing his second game since injuring his left knee in the season finale April 6, gave Edmonton a 2-1 lead at 1:03 of the second period with a power-play goal from low in the left circle off a pass from James Neal. McDavid had three shots playing 20:04.

Tomas Jurco had two goals and an assist, Ethan Bear scored twice, and Neal and Leon Draisaitl each had two assists for the Oilers, who trailed 3-2 entering the third period. Jurco's second goal was the game-winner on the power play at 9:38.

Tucker Poolman had a goal and an assist, CJ Suess and Gabriel Bourque scored, and Connor Hellebuyck made 21 saves for the Jets.

Mike Smith made 18 saves for the Oilers.

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