It’s Connor McDavid’s world, we’re simply residing in it.
On Monday, the Edmonton Oilers captain scored twice — together with the game-winner — to hold his workforce to a slender 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center.
The pair of factors took McDavid’s tally to 124 in solely 65 video games this season, eclipsing the 123 factors he registered in 80 appearances final yr.
The 26-year-old now has 54 targets in 2022-23, 10 greater than his career-high of 44 (set final season) and operating away with the Rocket Richard Trophy, holding a 10-goal cushion over second-place David Pastrnak. McDavid additionally leads the league in assists with 70, and owns a 28-point lead over teammate Leon Draisaitl within the NHL’s scoring race.
McDavid is presently using a 11-game level streak, scoring 12 targets and 27 factors over that span. Monday’s win was additionally the sixth sport in his final eight by which he has scored two targets.
Connor McDavid surpassed his career-high for factors in a single season with a pair of targets in a win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. (Reuters)
The Richmond Hill, ON., native grew to become the sixteenth participant in NHL historical past to file no less than six 100-point seasons in his profession earlier within the marketing campaign, additionally tying Sidney Crosby for probably the most amongst lively gamers.
Edmonton presently occupies the primary wild-card spot within the Western Conference, tied for third within the Pacific Division with the Seattle Kraken on 78 factors, and 4 factors away from the Colorado Avalanche within the second wild-card place.