Oilers’ Connor McDavid can join elite company with one more multi-goal game amid historic streak
Connor McDavid is knocking on the door of a very exclusive story. His hot streak continued Wednesday with two goals in a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the process, the Edmonton Oilers star became only the fifth player in NHL history to score at least five consecutive goals when he joined an elite group that includes Alexander Mogilny (five in 1988-89).
McDavid will have an opportunity to join Punch Broadbent (six in 1921-22) and Joe Malone (six in 1920-21) in the record book if he hits his sixth consecutive multi-goal game when the Oilers play the Winnipeg Jets in Friday.
In his fifth consecutive multi-goal game, McDavid broke a tie with former Oilers great Wayne Gretzky, becoming the most consecutive multi-goal game in Oilers history. Gretzky recorded four consecutive multi-goal matches in the 1984/85 season.
All three of McDavid’s points on Wednesday came in the first period, with his first powerplay goal just 3:49 away.
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It was the 21st time McDavid has scored three-plus points in his career. In doing so, McDavid joined Jaromir Jagr (47), Mario Lemieux (34), Sidney Crosby (24), Teemu Selanna (23), Paul Kariya (22), Alex Ovechkin (21) and Patrick Kane (21) as the only players in NHL history with at least 21 three-plus points in a single period.
McDavid’s multi-goal streak began on February 21 against the Philadelphia Flyers when he scored two goals and an assist in the Oilers’ 4-2 win. The 26-year-old star also made history in this game. became the fifth fastest player in NHL history to reach the 800th career point..
During this multi-goal streak, he scored an astounding 10 goals and six assists. He also scored at least three points in all but one of those competitions.
Thanks to his recent explosion of goals, McDavid currently leads the league in goals (52) and has a 10-goal lead over Boston Bruins star David Pastrnak, who ranks second in the NHL in that metric. It already has a season for the ages and could get even more special on Friday night.