Connor McDavid, always the foot to the floor
Connor McDavid had a point in 13 straight games and the Edmonton Oilers scored in a ninth straight game.
Star Player provided an assist in a 5-2 win over the Red Wings in Detroit. His team has maintained an 8-0-1 record since January 9.
In his most recent winning streak, McDavid has now had nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points. It's the third time this season that the 2015 No. 1 pick has been on a streak in which he has scored more than 10 points in consecutive games.
The good news for the Oilers , it's that the number 97 is not the only one who has had some very good times lately.
“We were playing well before the [All-Star Game] break and we absolutely wanted to keep our momentum going,” said goaltender Jake Campbell, whose comments were reported by the National League website.
< p>The masked Oilers man has savored victory in his last seven outings. Against the Red Wings, he stopped 30 pucks.
“Jack made some really big saves, but I would say he expects to make those types of saves and we expect that make them,” said head coach Jay Woodcroft.
A triumphant return
Against the Michigan club, striker Warren Foegele pulled out of the game by hitting the target twice. The 26-year-old skater was making a comeback to the Oilers roster after being left out of the team's previous game.
“I'm very happy for Warren,” Woodcroft said. He didn't play our last game because I decided to dress 11 forwards and seven defenders. We didn't want him out for a long time and he played a great game. It's one of the best games I've seen him play.”
The head coach also decided to use one more fullback and go with one less striker against the Red Wings. Quebecer Vincent Desharnais was the extra defenseman. He also got an assist on one of Foegele's two successes. It was the Laval native's fourth assist in nine games since being recalled from the Bakersfield Condors.