After an impressive first week to open the NHL’s season, Connor McDavid was named the NHL’s first star of the week.
McDavid came out flying to start this season by going 3-3-6 in the Oilers first three games. The Oilers opened their season with back-to-back wins against the Calgary Flames. In the first game of the regular season last Wednesday, McDavid did what he does best and put the team on his back carrying the Oilers to victory.
He scored two goals, including the game-winner, as well as adding one assist in the teams 7-4 win. On Friday night, he again helped carry the Oilers to victory by posting one goal and two assists in the teams 5-3 win.
Last night, McDavid was held pointless against the Buffalo Sabers.
With the loss came a decision by the team to postpone Monday’s CBA mandated day off to Wednesday and will instead practice on Monday. The team clearly needed it, and according to the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson “after talking to the captains, it was cancelled, with their input.”
Next up for the Oilers is a Tuesday night matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes. I would expect the team to come out flying, led by Connor McDavid who said after Monday’s game “We came out flat. It started with me, I sucked.”
McLellan said goal wasn’t to bag skate players today. “Our players left better prepared to play tmrw than we would’ve been with the day off”
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) October 17, 2016
Last season, the Oilers had two stars of the week during the season as Taylor Hall was named the third star of the week for the week of Nov. 2, and Taylor Hall was also named second star of the week for the week of Dec. 14.
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