Connor McDavid left the last game of the season with what looked like a serious left-leg injury and the Edmonton Oilers held the fort without their star to beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Saturday night.
McDavid was injured early in the second period. McDavid rushed to the left flank when he was hooked. The Oilers captain tried to beat his rival Mark Giordano when he slipped and hit the goal post. His left leg seemed to absorb the shock of the impact.
McDavid stayed on the rink for a few minutes and needed the help of teammate Zack Kassiant and a team healer to retreat to the locker room.
Giordano was penalized for tripping over the sequence.
Leon draisaitl collected his 50 th goal of the season, while Alex Chiasson and Darnell Nurse also scored for the Oilers (35-38-9), who were eliminated from the playoff race last week.
Mark Jankowski scored the only goal for the Flames (50-25-7), who will start the playoff series at the Western Conference.
The Flames will cross the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. The Flames have the advantage of ice for the first time since 2006.
McDavid finished second in the Bettman circuit, 12 points behind Tampa Bay Lightning striker Nikita Kucherov. He set a career record with 41 goals and 116 points.