Connor McDavid scored and added an assist in the Oilers 3-2 win over San Jose on Thursday. By now, everybody who follows the sport of hockey is aware of what McDavid has accomplished in his young career. Hyped as a franchise player forcing the Edmonton Oilers to change their entire organizational philosophy the minute he was drafted. Fast-forward to today, leading the NHL points race with 91 points through 77 games, McDavid has certainly lived up to the expectations.
Finally, breaking an 11 year curse and propelling the Edmonton Oilers into the playoffs as the youngest captain in NHL history. Certainly, doesn’t hurt the case.
My Oilers are 8-2 in their last 10 games. Your best players have to be your best players at this time of year. McDavid has not slowed at all, riding a nine-game point streak which has produced 5 goals and 11 assists.
His line has to be considered one of the most dynamic in the sport. I admit I might be a little biased here but Leon Draisaitl has become a star in his own right scoring the clip of 72 points through 77 games (27 – 45), and Patrick Maroon Is the perfect complement to the two young phenoms, chipping in 27 goals himself.
The Edmonton Oilers are currently sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of: 43-25-9 good for 95 points. This is the most successful regular season of my lifetime.
The Oilers may lack Playoff experience, but what makes them a scary opponent for anybody is the fact that there is absolutely no pressure. Everybody in the city is just excited to finally be back in the postseason.