Connor McDavid picked up two goals and another two assists during Tuesday’s 5-4 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets.
McDavid took a feed from Leon Draisaitl and seemingly skated by every Jets skater before burying a partial break in behind Connor Hellebuyck for his first of the night. McDavid then followed that up with the primary assist on Ty Rattie’s goal 18 seconds into the third period before another goal of his own a couple of minutes later. Edmonton’s captain then capped off his night with the secondary assist on Jesse Puljujarvi’s first of the season.
McDavid’s four points on Edmonton’s first four goals of the game have now made him the first player in NHL history to record a point on his team’s first nine goals of a season. The previous record was held by, Adam Oates with the Detroit Red Wings in 1986-87 who was in on his teams first seven goals. The 21-year-old phenom did not seem to care about making history… in a TV interview after the contest. he said, “Whatever”,” It’s no big deal”. McDavid is all about the team and I love it.
Darnell Nurse scored 1:25 into overtime for a 5-4 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday. Simply, put that’s all the best player in hockey cares about. The “W”. The Oilers trailed 4-1 at the end of the second period, and McDavid magically turned it into 2-points with the help of his teammates. I hope the team can use this momentum to start playing a constant 60-minute game.