Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

McDavid in legendary company after 5-point night

McDavid in legendary company after 5-point night

Draisaitl scored on a ripper off the post and by Hart 73 seconds in, and Bear scored on a sweet 20-footer.

Two minutes later, McDavid and Draisaitl assisted Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' first goal of the season.

"You've got to stop pucks".

"That's when the game turned for us a little bit, when he scored the one where he beat their defenceman (Braun)", said Tippett. "You have to come up with a couple of saves to keep your team in the game and tonight I didn't do that".

"Sure there's guys with a lot of skill, like Mc David and Draisiatl".

Connor McDavid and company laced up the burners and blew past the Flyers on Wednesday night at Rogers Place.

"Stupid read on my part", said Hart, feeling the tough play was Braun's. "I was over-aggressive and should have let the play come to me".

The Philadelphia Flyers lose 6-3 to the Edmonton Oilers. They were two-for-two with the man advantage on Wednesday, and now are 10-for-22 in seven games this year.

Lindblom tipped in a drive from Voracek for his third goal of the season with 4:40 remaining.

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The Flyers scored two goals towards the end, but the Oilers high-scoring second period proved to be decisive. Teams can be well above that baseline in the course of a season, but the Oilers will probably face regression this year as the numbers balance. They had a total of 52 shots, but that is a flawed number. They have started the season with a 5-1 record, with their first loss of the year coming in their last outing, a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks. We are not experts, but we think it's pretty good.

"After the first two shifts of the game we were out-played by a wide margin until we got it turned around". Superstar Connor McDavid is one of the best players in the National Hockey League. "This game will be good learning tool". McDavid's previous five-point games came against Toronto in February 2016 and Tampa Bay in February 2018. He had two goals and three helpers against the Maple Leafs on February 11, 2016.

"He was average tonight", joked Oscar Klefbom of McDavid's five-spot.

The Oilers are nearly 50 per cent on their man advantages through the first seven games, but on this night James Neal wasn't the big weapon.

"It's the personnel out there". Mikko Koskinen made 49 saves for Edmonton (6-1-0) in his third win of the season. It is becoming that way again, as the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers now both have very strong teams.

NOTES: The Oilers paid tribute to former coach Ted Green, who died last week at 79.

The scoring party continued early in the third period, as McDavid entered the offensive zone, stopped and found Brandon Manning behind him, who blasted his shot in from just inside the blue line.

"He's in concussion protocol and out seven to 10 days", said Tippett, who'll have to call up a D-man to replace him, maybe William Lagesson. Newly acquired James Neal is doing what team management expected; he has eight goals in the team's first seven contests.

The two wasted no time to put the Oilers ahead.

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