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McDavid and Draisaitl embark on milestone

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are both two points shy of 100 in their respective careers

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are creeping towards an early accolade, one which they may achieve together.

Both players are two points shy of 100 in their careers.

In 90 National Hockey League games, McDavid has 98 points (30-68-98).

Draisaitl has that same amount in 154 outings (37-61-98).

Merging on a line and outputting a lot of the offence for the Oilers alongside Patrick Maroon, the two young skaters could reach the achievement very soon - possibly even in Monday's tilt with the Arizona Coyotes.

The 'Yotes dwell among the bottom of the League in special teams, making it a good opportunity to pounce.

Arizona is 25th on the man-advantage (14.5%) and 27th in penalty killing (76.9%).

"Draisaitl is a huge part of what makes McDavid and them [Oilers] so good," said 'Yotes captain Shane Doan. "Those two guys are kind of driving their offence."

Unaware of the upcoming accomplishment, Doan knows how his squad must mitigate the two.

"You can't give them open ice. You can't let them wheel, it's got to be a clogged-up game."

The only quandary to come if the Oilers skaters reach the milestone on the same marker is who gets the puck?

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