EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid stretched his lead atop the NHL scoring race.
However Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins got the even more important two points for the win on Friday night.
Phil Kessel scored the shootout winner and the Penguins came away with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
McDavid had a goal in regulation to move him to 75 points on the season while Crosby was held off the scoresheet, and is five points back of the Oilers phenom.
Both players notched goals in the shootout.
McDavid said he still gets a charge out of playing one of his childhood idols in Crosby.
“To say it’s a normal game would be lying,” he said. “Obviously, he’s someone I’ve looked up to my whole life. To play against him is fun. It was probably to my advantage, it’s easier for me to get up to play against him than it is for him to get up to play against me.”
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said it was…