It’s Connor McDavid’s world, we just live in it.
On Monday, the Edmonton Oilers captain scored two goals – including the game-winning goal – to lead his team to a narrow 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabers at KeyBank Center.
The pair of points took McDavid’s tally to 124 in just 65 games this season, eclipsing the 123 points he recorded in 80 appearances last year.
The 26-year-old now has 54 goals in 2022-23, 10 more than his career high of 44 (set last season) and is running away with the Rocket Richard Trophy, holding a 10-goal cushion over David Pastrnak, second. . McDavid also leads the league with 70 assists and has a 28-point lead over teammate Leon Draisaitl in the NHL scoring race.
McDavid is currently riding an 11-game point streak, scoring 12 goals and 27 points in that span. Monday’s win was also the sixth of his last eight games in which he has scored two goals.
The native of Richmond Hill, Ont., became the 16th player in NHL history to record six or more 100-point seasons in his career earlier in the campaign, also tying Sidney Crosby for the most among active players .
Edmonton currently holds the No. 1 wild-card spot in the Western Conference, tied for third in the Pacific Division with the Seattle Kraken at 78 points and four points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for second wild-card.
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