McDavid and Oilers Top Canucks 5-2 in Regular Season Finale
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid needs some time to think about his most recent accomplishment.
McDavid hit the 100-point mark and Jordan Eberle recorded a hat trick as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night in the final regular-season game on the NHL schedule.
McDavid had a pair of assists and ended the season with 30 goals and 70 assists in 82 games. He is the only player to reach 100 points this season. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Chicago's Patrick Kane tied for second with 89 apiece.
"It hasn't sunk in yet," McDavid said of winning the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer.
"It was a stressful time down the stretch with (teammate Leon Draisaitl) battling to be in the top 10 (in scoring) and my battling for the Art Ross. We tried to have as much fun with it as we can and we were both successful, and that's good."
McDavid officially won the league scoring title and became the first player to capture the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer in his second season since Sidney Crosby did it in 2006-2007.
Edmonton will open the playoffs at home against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.