Connor McDavid, Connor Bedard reach 100-point mark on same night

On their own, Connor McDavid and Connor Bedard scoring 100 points so early in their seasons would be impressive. But so that they don’t just do it on the same day – Friday, February 17th – but within an hour of each other? These are legends.

Connor McDavid: 100 points in 56 games

Remember McDavid’s exploits in the 2020-21 season? It’s okay if McDavid works at such a level that it could escape your attention. During this COVID-shortened season, the absurd thought popped up: Can McDavid actually score 100 points in 56 games? With a ridiculous 42 points in the last 20 games, McDavid scored 105 points in 56 games.

Connor McDavid hit the 100 mark in 56 games on Friday, while fellow phenom Connor Bedard scored a WHL milestone that evening.  (Getty images)
Connor McDavid hit the 100 mark in 56 games on Friday, while fellow phenom Connor Bedard scored a WHL milestone that evening. (Getty images)

McDavid had two assists against the Rangers, so he’s actually got 101 points already – just barely behind the last pace. McDavid scored his 100th point with a secondary pass on a powerplay goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

With 101 points in 56 games, that would see him score 147-148 points over 82 contests. This will destroy the already sky-high 123 points of last season. (He is also close to equaling last season’s record of 44 goals, compared to McDavid’s 42 in 2022/23.)

McDavid is already approaching a level where he is competing either with himself (he’s the fastest 100 since…he last did it) or with history.

Consider that McDavid’s six 100+ seasons already tie Sidney Crosby for the most 100+ seasons among active NHL players, despite Crosby’s 18 seasons compared to McDavid’s eight.

Bedard is in the rare company of 100 consecutive points in junior seasons.

Could Connor Bedard be McDavid’s best rival in future races? It’s a big question, but Bedard did at least one thing that McDavid (hardly) didn’t: scoring 100 points at the junior level for two consecutive seasons. (McDavid finished with 99 points in the OHL before dialing 123.)

After scoring four points on Friday, Bedard scored 100 points in just 40 games for the WHL’s Regina Pats. Bedard scored exactly 100 points in 62 games last season. He is also already the author of consecutive seasons, scoring at least 50 goals.

Like McDavid, Bedard scored 100 points with an assist.

Absurdly, Bedard has scored at least four points in a quarter of his WHL games this season.

McDavid isn’t on this list, but Bedard has joined some of the luminaries who have scored over 100 consecutive points in the KHL.

What a pleasure to watch these two phenomena illuminate it every night.

Source: sports.yahoo.com

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