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McDavid nets six points and Draisaitl five as both players achieve regular season career game highs

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Dynamic Duo did it again.

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl dominated from puck drop on Thursday night when the Avalanche snowballed into Rogers Place on a three-game winning streak.

The superstars shared a career night, with McDavid netting six points - his sixth-career hat trick plus three helpers - and Draisaitl five assists to achieve individual regular season game highs, factoring into all of Edmonton's offence in a 6-2 rollover of Colorado.

Video: POST-GAME RAW | Draisaitl 11.14.19

The Duo marked the first time since Oct. 22, 2009, that a pair of Oilers registered a handful of points each - with Dustin Penner and Ales Hemsky notching five apiece in a 6-4 win over Columbus 10 years ago.

No. 29 and No. 97 now sit No. 1 and No. 2 in League scoring. Draisaitl tops all with 41 points this season and McDavid is next best with 37. The Deutschland Dangler also leads the League in assists with 26, riding an 11-game point streak (9G, 16A).

Both, as they usually do, had plenty of praise for one another in the winning effort.

"I wouldn't want to be on the other side but sometimes there's just nothing you can do. He's just too good," Draisaitl said of McDavid. "Sometimes it's just unstoppable."

Video: POST-GAME RAW | McDavid 11.14.19

Said McDavid: "We know, usually, what the other one is thinking. He's obviously such a special player and then when you throw in a guy like Kass (Zack Kassian), who opens up so much ice, plays so hard and gets in on the forecheck, it only adds to it."

Oilers Head Coach Dave Tippett, who's seen lots of hockey over his years playing and coaching the game, witnessed his own never-before-seen spectacle.

"You get one guy with six points and one guy with five, that's a pretty good night for them," Tippett said. 

"I don't think I've had a six and a five in the same game."

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