We can’t blame Connor McDavid if the Edmonton Oilers’ season doesn’t go exactly as planned. The stunning number 97 became the first player to reach 40 goals this season in Vancouver on Saturday.
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After just 1 min 26s of play, McDavid was thrown onto a breakaway by Zach Hyman. He had no trouble getting the puck between Canuck goaltender Spencer Martin’s pads to open the scoring.
In the process, McDavid scored a 40th goal in his 48th game of the campaign. No other active player has reached this plateau so quickly in his career.
At the same time, the Canadian center has extended his game streak with at least one point in 10 games. This is his 10th series of this type since debuting on the Bettman circuit.
Before completing the first twenty of the day’s duel, McDavid also became Hyman’s accomplice.
This brings his total of 88 points in 48 games in 2022-2023.