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Bedard scores early but McDavid gets 2 assists to lead Oilers past Blackhawks 4-1 for 8th straight

By The Associated Press on December 12, 2023.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Connor McDavid had two assists and the streaking Edmonton Oilers overcame an early goal by rookie Connor Bedard to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Tuesday night in the first NHL matchup between the young stars.

Sam Gagner had a goal and an assist in the highly anticipated Clash of the Connors, helping the Oilers (13-12-1) win their eighth game in a row. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Zach Hyman also scored for Edmonton, and Evan Bouchard added a pair of assists.

Bedard gave the Blackhawks (9-18-1) a 1-0 lead with his 12th goal 3:21 into the first period, but Chicago lost its seventh consecutive road game.

UP NEXT

Blackhawks: At the Seattle Kraken on Thursday.

Oilers: Host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday in the fifth game of a six-game homestand.

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