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BLOG: Top line on a tear

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

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Connor McDavid is in the midst of a career-high nine-game point streak. He tallied a goal and an assist in Thursday night's 3-2 win over San Jose.

McDavid has five goals and 11 assists in that span. He's not the only hot hand on the Oilers top line.

Leon Draisaitl also has points in nine straight games with four goals and 12 assists. With two goals Thursday, Maroon pushed his career high to 27 on the season.

With Draisaitl and McDavid putting up fairly consistent multi-point nights in this last stretch, Edmonton has posted eight wins in their last nine games. While the duo has done their job so far, they'll need to keep it up or else other lines will need to step up when they have an off-night.

"It's tough to maintain a two or three-point pace per game and score every night," said Head Coach Todd McLellan. "So when they're not going to get it done, and there will be those nights, others have to pick it up. There are some chances being created by the other lines but they've just got to find a way to polish it up a bit and finish more."

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