NHL

McDavid retakes scoring lead while Oilers beat Flyers 6-3

  • Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) skates past as Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom (77) celebrates a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta, (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) skates past as Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom (77) celebrates a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta, (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta, (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta, (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta, (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta, (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists to regain the NHL scoring lead, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Thursday night.

Matt Hendricks, Leon Draisaitl, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Oscar Klefbom also scored for the Oilers, who have won two straight and three of four. Edmonton moved into a tie with Anaheim for second place in the Pacific Division.

Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby took over the scoring lead for a brief moment earlier in the night with his own three-point performance. McDavid has 66 points and Crosby has 64.

Radko Gudas, Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn scored for the Flyers, who have lost two in a row and four of their last five games.

Cam Talbot stopped 33 shots for Edmonton, and Michal Neuvirth saved 19 of 25 shots for Philadelphia.