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GDB -7.0 Wrap Up: The Connor Connection leads Edmonton Oilers to 7-2 victory over Calgary Flames

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Zach Laing
7 months ago
With the air becoming chillier by the day as more and more leaves his the ground, the National Hockey League’s pre-season is in its final days.
And on Wednesday night, The Connor Connection came to play as Connor Brown and Connor McDavid found some chemistry early in their rekindled teammateship.
It came en route to a 7-2 victory for the Oilers thanks to Brown’s two goals and three points, and McDavid’s goal and three assists. The pair would combine on two goals, each seeing McDavid set up Brown, with the latter’s third point coming as an assist on a second-period goal by Lane Pederson.
Much ink has been spilled about McDavid and Brown’s relationship dating back to their days on the OHL’s Eerie Otters, but there had been some uncertainty about exactly what we would see from them again. After all, Brown is coming off an ACL tear and before pre-season hockey even started, there was talk about him being unable to play in the second half of back-to-back pre-season games.
Make no mistake, The Connor Connection is very much there, and that’s a scary premonition for any of the NHL’s other 31 teams.
Brown’s first goal saw him find some space between the faceoff dots firing home a McDavid feed, while his second was scored in the midst of cleaning up a rebound in front of the Flames’ net.

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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

1ST PERIODCGYEDM
5:55Connor McDavid (3) (Power Play)
Assists: Leon Draisaitl (3), Evan Bouchard (3)
01
7:36Connor Brown (1)
Assists: Connor McDavid (1), Darnell Nurse (1)
02
15:44Nikita Zadorov (1)
Assists: Dan Vladar (1)
12
17:56Walker Duehr (2)
Assists: Martin Pospisil (2), Connor Zary (1)
22
2ND PERIODCGYEDM
2:01Lane Pederson (1)
Assists: Evander Kane (1), Connor Brown (1)
23
10:02Leon Draisaitl (1)
Assists: Evan Bouchard (4), Darnell Nurse (2)
24
13:40Connor Brown (2)
Assists: Connor McDavid (2)
25
3RD PERIODCGYEDM
11:04Evander Kane (1)
Assists: Connor McDavid (3)
26
14:53Raphael Lavoie (2) (Power Play)
Assists: Dylan Holloway (1), Lane Pederson (1)
27

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