* Draisaitl receives six templates for Oilers
* Italian federation is investigating Ibrahimovic-Lukaku clash
* Union signs Petar Musa on loan
Leon Draisaitl receives 6 assists for Oilers
Germany’s Leon Draisaitl amassed six career assists while teammate Connor McDavid scored one goal and five points to lead hosts Edmonton Oilers to a wild 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night. McDavid now has up to 22 points in the season while Draisaitl is at 21, the most of an Oilers player in 11 games since Wayne Gretzky had 26 points in 1987-88. The NHL record for assists in a game is seven, which was set in 1947 by Gretzky (three times) and Billy Taylor.
Draisaitl became the first NHL player to submit six assists in one game since Philadelphia’s Eric Lindros on February 26, 1997, and only the 29th in league history.
Two other Germans also climbed onto the scoreboard; Edmonton’s Dominik Kahun scored the first goal in just eight seconds. With this, Gretzky achieved a franchise record for the fastest goal to start a game. Tim Stützle, No. 3 in the 2020 overall ranking, also scored his second goal of the season for the Senators.
Italian association investigating the Ibrahimovic-Lukaku incident
The Italian Football Association (FIGC) launched an investigation into the verbal clash between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku in the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia last week.
Former Manchester United team-mates held back as the players left the field at the end of the first half. Inter Milan’s Lukaku seemed outraged by something AC Milan’s Ibrahimovic said.
The BBC reported that a microphone on the edge of the field had taken Ibrahimovic to Lukaku with the words “Do your voodoo” on it. This was an obvious reference to Everton owner Farhad Moshiri’s 2018 comments that the Belgian turned down an offer to stay in Merseyside on the advice of a “voodoo embassy”.
Both players have already been suspended from a game.
Union signs Croatian striker Musa on loan
The Bundesliga club Union Berlin entered the transfer market just a few hours before the winter transfer window closed. The league’s eighth-placed teams announced on Monday that they have loaned Croatian striker Petar Musa from Slavia Prague.
“I am very happy that the move to Union worked and I can hardly wait to play in the Bundesliga,” said the 22-year-old. “The team has had a great season so far. I want to help the boys continue to be successful.”