Connor McDavid, the world’s best hockey player, has been injured in the final game of the season.
It’s still early in the Edmonton Oilers’ final game of the season, and Leon Draisaitl has already scored. Taking a pass from Andrej Sekera, Draisaitl potted goal number 50 just 11 minutes into game 82.
He’s one goal behind Alex Ovechkin and the goal-scoring title.
Connor McDavid is living up to his McJesus moniker and Leon Draisaitl is almost living up to his $68 million dollar contract, with each of them reaching the 100 point milestone for the 2018-19 season. The last time this feat was accomplished was almost a decade ago by the Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin in 2009-10.
Currently Draisaitl has 101 points in 77 games played, while McDavid has an absurd 114 points in just 73 games played. The Oilers still have five games left in the regular season.
The Edmonton Oilers are in a whole heap of trouble. They’re seven points out of the final wild card spot, have a generational talent in Connor McDavid surrounded by floundering contracts, and fired general manager Peter Chiarelli after he inked 30-year-old goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a three-year, $13.5 million deal that includes a modified no-trade clause. Koskinen’s played in 51 career games in the NHL and has a 3.00 goals against average and a .905 save percentage.
Oilers fans took their concerns to CEO and vice-chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group Bob Nicholson Monday during a season ticket holder breakfast.
One of those ticket holders, Paul Almeida, took to Twitter to document the event and share his thoughts, and it details some of the inner workings of the Oilers organization.
Alex Chiasson is having one heck of a season. After scoring yesterday against the Los Angeles Kings, Chiasson now has 11 goals in 19 games. Chiasson’s career high is 13 goals in 79 games during his 2013-14 season with the Dallas Stars.
On Sunday, Alex Chiasson scored two goals in the Oilers 5-2 loss to the Kings.
Chiasson, who now has 10 goals, is the third highest goal scorer on the Oilers, trailing only Connor McDavid (13) and Leon Draisaital (13). Chaisson’s 10 goals in 17 games already eclipses his total of 9 goals in 61 games with the Capitals last season.
How crazy is Chaser’s goal-scoring this season? He has more goals than Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Nikita Kucherov, and Jamie Benn. And remember, he missed six games in October as a healthy scratch.
The Washington Capitals finished their season set with the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night, securing a victory and two points in the standings after downing Connor McDavid and the bunch, 4-2.
The Oilers out-shot the Caps 33 to 23 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 59 to 42.
The Washington Capitals hosted the Edmonton Oilers at Capital One Arena this evening. The Capitals put an end to the possibility of a three-game losing streak.
Two key assists from the return of Travis Boyd opened the game up with a Capitals lead at 2-0. After a quick Connor McDavid goal and first intermission, the game started back up with a TJ Oshie goal and an amazing spinning assist from Nicklas Backstrom. A quick goal from Leon Draisaitl and a money shot from the office of Alex Ovechkin would bring the score to 4-2 heading into the third period.
The third remained scoreless. A calm, winning ending is exactly what we all needed.
Caps beat Oilers 4-2.
The Washington Capitals are hosting the Edmonton Oilers this evening at Capital One Arena. The theme of tonight is the number three. The Oilers hope to win their third straight against the Capitals this evening while the Capitals are hoping to not extend their losing streak to three. So far, the Oilers have won five straight on the road. But, every streak needs to be broken whether it’s how many days in a row that I’ve order Seamless or it’s the Oilers’ away streak.
Puck drop will take place at 7 PM on NBC Sports Washington. You can stream all the sweet, sweet action beginning at 6 PM. I’ll be conducting my first recap of the season. Cut me some slack.
The Capitals were in Edmonton to play the Oilers and both the calls and bounces just did not go their way. The boys clad in white dropped the match up 4-1 and will now head to Calgary hoping to get out of this western swing on a high note.
The Caps and Oilers both fired 32 shots, but the Caps held a decided five-on-five shot attempt advantage 58 to 45.
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