Connor McDavid spectacular in defeat

Connor McDavid spectacular in defeat


The Edmonton Oilers and Connor McDavid came close to completing a wild comeback, but the Blue Jackets held on to win 6-5 on Saturday afternoon in Columbus. 

Like two days ago against the Pittsburgh Penguins, McDavid had two goals and two assists. This season, he has more games of four points and more (10) than games where he was blanked from the score sheet (6).

The Jackets still had a bit of a scare, but Jack Roslovic's two goals in the third period made the difference. The center player also completed the duel with four points, while Kirill Marchenko scored two goals.

Columbus may have taken a 4-0 lead, but the visitors only needed 8:2 to tie the game in the second period. McDavid notably shook the ropes with a superb individual effort on the penalty kill. The captain recovered the puck in defensive territory before going the full width of the ice to get rid of Johnny Gaudreau. His point-blank shot got the better of Joonas Korpisalo.

McDavid now has 48 goals and 113 points in 60 games. Recall that the Ontarian's personal record, which he set last season, is 123 points.

Joonas Korpisalo had the daunting task of dealing with the onslaught of the Oilers, and he did pretty well, with 42 saves. It was quite the opposite for Edmonton goaltenders Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner, who between them allowed six goals on 26 shots.

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In Washington, the Capitals posted their first victory in seven games, capitalizing on everyone's contribution to go there with a spectacular 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers.

< p>Alexander Ovechkin had two assists, but another Russian scored the goals. Evgeny Kuznetsov hit the target twice, scoring among other things with a Peter Forsberg-style feint. Like him, T.J. Oshie went there with a double.

Barely hiding their desire to acquire Patrick Kane, having got rid of Vitali Kravtsov and Jake Leschyshyn earlier in the day, the Rangers fielded a formation of 11 forwards and seven defenders. Three forwards still scored their goals, namely Barclay Goodrow, Chris Kreider and Kaapo Kakko.

Goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin gave way to Jaroslav Halak after two periods, he who had given up five goals on 22 shots.