Last night was without a doubt one of the most electric Hockey games I have ever witnessed
It might seem repetitive at this point but I don’t care, I’ll say it again: Connor McDavid is the best player on the planet and it’s not even close. We’re only 10 games into the season and the goal of the year is already looked up. What McDavid did last night is otherworldly. This should seem obvious but if you’re entering the offensive zone and you see four defenders standing in your way, the last thing you should do is try and skate through them. It won’t work and you will get benched. That is unless you happen to be Connor McDavid. Before reading any further please watch this clip. Even if you’ve seen the goal before, watch this clip again, and then a few more times after that. It’s just that good.
Normally I would want to go into what worked and what didn’t last night and give my takeaways but that feels too dull given how electric last night’s win was. Down 4-1 early in the second, Edmonton seemed to be out of it. But then the Rangers started taking penalties and when the other team takes penalties, this team takes advantage. A couple powerplay goals combined with Jesse Puljujarvi being in the right place at the right time and the already mentioned McDavid goal sent this game to OT where to the surprise of no one, having two of the best players on the planet in a 3-on-3 situation gave the Oilers the W.
There are some games where you can just feel the energy of a crowd, even when you’re watching from home, and last night was absolutely one of them. I would expect some serious construction to be happening soon because McDavid tore the roof off of Rogers Place. Generally, there’s a lot of disappointment and pain that comes with being an Oilers fan but it’s nights like last night that make it worth it. Just for a little while, you forget about the last 15 years, you don’t care about all those last place seasons, all the players Peter Chiarelli traded away, or even getting swept by the Jets. The only thing that seems to matter is that the Oilers have Connor McDavid, the best player on the planet, and nothing can take that away from us (hopefully). The Oilers are now 9-1, which is their best start in franchise history but honestly, all I can think about right now is how unbelievable Connor McDavid is. Best in the world.