This game was the first one for Connor McDavid and his Oilers team in DC since November 5, 2018. It was supposed to be a matchup between number one overall picks but Alex Ovechkin missed out due to testing positive for COVID.
Leon Draisaitil scored only a little over a minute into the game on a nice chip shot over Ilya Samsonov. Evander Kane doubled that lead with a tip-in try from the slot. Connor McDavid banked one in off of Samsonov to make the game 3-0 after only five minutes. Lars Eller provided some life for the Caps with a nice move in tight to beat Mikko Koskinen.
Conor Sheary cut that Oilers lead in half after banging home a loose puck in front of the net. Evgeny Kuznetsov did some geometry work to bank a wrister off a defenseman in front and past Koskinen to tie the game.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with a late shorthanded goal and an empty netter.
Oilers beat Capitals 5-3.
— Matt Pennybacker (@pennybacker) February 3, 2022
Here’s the full segment/video. Just ridiculous from Rocky Wirtz. pic.twitter.com/9k9QxKW0gI
— Wally Maz (@WallMaz35) February 3, 2022
All-Star break time. Let’s hope Willy and Kuzy get up to some funny shenanigans in Vegas because god what a sour note to end on.
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