Connor McDavid out 3rd straight game as Oilers lose to Canucks

Superstar captain Connor McDavid sat out his third straight game Saturday as the Edmonton Oilers lost 3-1 to the Vancouver Canucks.

McDavid sustained a lower-body injury during the final five minutes of the Oilers 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames on April 6. He missed the 5-1 victory versus the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday and a 3-2 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday.

The win gave Vancouver (49-22-9, 107 points) a five-point advantage over Edmonton (48-25-6, 102 points) for the Pacific Division title.

"I never want to miss games. I really don't," McDavid said Friday. "It's frustrating, but at the end of the day we're after bigger things here and everyone being healthy is priority No. 1."

McDavid, 27, has recorded 31 goals to go along with career-best 99 assists in 74 games this season.

A three-time and reigning Hart Trophy winner, McDavid has totaled 980 points (334 goals, 646 assists) in 643 career games since being selected by the Oilers with the top overall pick of the 2015 NHL Draft.

Field Level Media contributed to this report.