WATCH: Oilers’ Connor McDavid Dangles Through Defenders To Score Spectacular Goal

1-on-4 entering the offensive zone? Problem for many, but not for Connor McDavid.

The Oilers center never shies away from taking on a challenge, evident once more in the Oilers’ 6-5 overtime win against the Rangers on Friday night. McDavid took one look from the neutral zone, before skating into the offensive zone. What happened next was perhaps the best goal you’ll see all season.

Yes, “McJesus” was in rare form last night. His heroics tied the game up for Edmonton to send it to overtime. Of course, it was McDavid who dug the puck out of the corner to set up Leon Draisaitl’s game-winner.

Describing McDavid’s greatness becomes harder and harder with every dazzling play he makes. At 24 years old, he might be getting better. Dare I say, the best player to ever step on the ice? Ok, that might be Wayne Gretzky, but not for much longer if McDavid keeps this up.

The two-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner as the league’s MVP is making a case for a third. McDavid has eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points this season. That puts McDavid on pace for 180 points, the most the NHL will have seen since the Penguins’ Mario Lemieux put up 199 in the 1988-1989 season.

Written by Nick Geddes

Nick Geddes is a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. A life-long sports enthusiast, Nick shares a passion for sports writing and is proud to represent OutKick.


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