NHL: Connor McDavid Breaks His Scoring Record

NHL: Connor McDavid Breaks His Scoring Record

Connor McDavid scored twice as the Oilers beat Sidney Crosby and the Penguins 7-2 on Thursday night.

The 26-year-old centre extended his one-point streak to five games, tallying four goals and eight assists during that streak.

McDvid’s 45th and 46th goals of the season helped him break his personal record of 44.

Both of the Penguins’ goals came from Kristopher Letang, including the icebreaker just 65 seconds into the game, with the Quebec defender hitting the 150-goal mark in his career.

McDavid set the pace afterwards, leveling the game at 13:18 of the first period with a superb shot into the top corner, before seeing Leon Draisaitl put the Oilers ahead for good, who capitalised in both cases on massive attack.

Devin Shore finally opened his scoring this season in a fruitful second period in which Kailer Yamamoto, Warren Foegele and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also hit the mark.

McDavid added insult to injury late in the game. A turnover from Letang allowed him to slip away on a breakaway, which forced Brian Dumoulin to trip him.

It did not change anything in the end since the No. 97 did not miss his chance on his penalty shot at the expense of Casey DeSmith.

After McDavid’s 800th point and Draisailt’s 700th point on Tuesday, Nugent-Hopkins in turn reached an important plateau, that of 600 NHL career points.

“I think it’s important that everybody takes a step back and understands that we’re seeing someone at the top of their craft in the prime of their career putting out there what he’s putting out,” Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft said.

“He does it day in and day out. He’s supported by a bunch of teammates that he loves to lead and that work hard for him. It’s quite impressive.” he added.

McDavid has spent the entirety of his NHL career with Edmonton after he was selected No. 1 by the Oilers in the 2015 draft.

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