Did you see four New York Rangers around Connor McDavid as he approached the net? Because he didn’t seem to.
Engulfed in some serious video game energy, McDavid scored an instant Goal of the Year candidate late in the third period to tie the game 5-5 against the Rangers on Friday.
McDavid’s eighth goal of season sent the home crowd at Rogers Place into a frenzy, and for good reason. The Edmonton superstar grabbed the puck at the top of the zone, waited for the perfect opportunity to strike, then stickhandled his way into one beauty of a goal with 2:59 left in regulation.
Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl ended the game, in which Edmonton trailed 4-1 in the second period, with the overtime winner. But surely everyone was still trying to catch their breath from McDavid’s goal.
They’ll be talking about that one for quite some time.