Player Ratings: Connor McDavid’s magic puts a wicked spell on the New York Rangers in a thrilling comeback win

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Who says the Edmonton Oilers can’t beat a good team? Don’t say that to Connor McDavid.

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The Oilers came out flat and went down by three goals, but caught fire after a massive punch from Leon Draisaitl appeared to change momentum in the second period.

Edmonton was finally able to tie at the end of the third with Connor McDavid’s one-on-four attack over the ages to get into overtime.

At that point, McD and Drai did their magic again, this time with the help of a good pass from Darnell Nurse.

Grade A shots were Edmonton 19, New York ten ( current account ).

As for the game’s ratings, they kept going higher and higher as the game progressed. Here it goes:

Connor McDavid, 10 years old. We are blessed, Oilers fans. We are blessed. McJesus made significant contributions to nine Grade A shots with uniform force, one of which was a magical moment that will be remembered as long as there are featured Oilers television and hockey packages. McDavid stayed cool early in the game but got it back, which may be the understatement of the year, given the goal of a tie in the game. On that play, McD beat four Rangers from the blue line inward with his club handling, then beat the goalie to score. He fooled Ranger’s dman Patrick Nemeth so wickedly with his wizard in the rush, I’m pretty sure Nemeth was glad that he only got naked in the play and didn’t turn into a bullfrog. Also a great battle won with Drai’s winning goal.

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Leon Draisitl, 8. He made major contributions to eight Grade A shots with uniform force. The loss of his first period was swallowed up by a Ranger hitter who fired him off the crossbar on a Grade B shot of scoring opportunity. He landed a monstrous blow on Sammy Blais, but the umpires thought it was a bit late. However, his teammates came out with a strong PK and that fierce blow might have changed the momentum a bit. He capped off a brilliant night for the Oilers with an overtime winning goal on a slick wrist.

Jesse Puljujarvi, 8 years old. A statement game from Puljujarvi. The big man, the aircraft carrier, crossed the open ice and was dangerous all night. He threw a blister at Bobby Hull from a 131km / h slapper past Georgiev for Edmonton’s second goal. Hammered on the rebound of Keith’s outside shot in the third to tie it.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 8 years old. He led the Oil’s most efficient front line, though not the most spectacular, of the night, shooting out the Rangers 15-6 when on the ice. He won head-to-head by watching Hyman’s virtuous circle of goal. He made a wonderful pass on JP-on-the-PP’s key goal in the second.

Zach Hyman, 8 years old. He fought, fought, and fought some more, often with great results. He fought hard for two rebound opportunities, scoring on his second hit in the first. He executed a Total Eclipse of the Sun goalie screen on Barrie’s outside shot and power play goal at the start of the third. He set RNH for a 5-alarm blast on the third, but Nuge fanned him. He landed two solid wraparound chances in the third, the second part of a monstrous 76-second Oilers assault in the end of New York at the end of the third with the team still trailing by a goal.

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Kailer Yamamoto, 6 years old. He landed a solid tip shot at the net in the first after Hyman burst into the slot and RNH directed a pass to the net. Another strong game on defense.

Devin Shore, 4 years old. He was frozen on defense on New York’s first goal, allowing a dangerous pass into the slot. He left the game due to injury in the second.

Warren Foegele, 4 years old. Big ugly turnover on New York’s second goal. He ripped off a grade B short shot at the net in the second. Otherwise, he was fine and had some good shifts in the third.

Zack Kassian, 4 years old. Meh play for the most part. You need to move those feet. He missed a tip shot into the slot in the third, but it was part of the zone change marathon outside of Oil late in the game.

Derek Ryan, 6 years old. As the game progressed, and he returned to the center of the third line, that line improved. It’s been stellar at PK, but the Oilers were ultimately killed by the wicked puck movement of highly skilled players, which ended with Ryan allowing a pass and Nurse allowing a play at the net for New York’s fourth goal.

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Brendan Perlini, 4 years old. Silent game in just five minutes of ice.

Kyle Turris, 4 years old. Pretty quiet, once again. He grabbed a puck off the boards after a good job from Nurse and fired it off the post early in the second. He slipped the puck into the slot in a good sequence of scoring chances at the end of the second.

Nurse Darnell, 8. Solid play, solid 29 minutes on ice, lots of good plays, but he gave too much distance to Zibanejad’s goal in the third, New York’s fifth. He fired a strong shot at the net late in the third on a win by Drai and a pass from McD that nearly beat Georgiev. He was physical in this one with seven hits. He passed in OT firing a wonderful pass to Drai for the winner.

Evan Bouchard, 6 years old. He fired a laser-guided bomb into the net in the first one causing a dangerous bounce. After he was hit in a slotted ice cross Panarin pass a moment later, the coaches knocked him down to the third pair. Chytil defeated him badly at the beginning of the second, which generated two scoring opportunities in the area. In the second, he got another hard, sneaky dummy on the net. He made a solid skid stop and a blue line pass in the third to start the virtuous circle on JP’s tying goal.

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Duncan Keith, 6 years old. Solid night moving the disc, but some bugs. He had a bad play on New York’s first goal, knocking the stick out of Kosk’s hands and then shutting off the goalkeeper on the slot shot. He was caught flat-footed on the run in New York’s third goal, with the shot deflected from his stick.

Cody Ceci, 6 years old. I play pretty quiet, which was a good thing in a wild track competition.

Slater Koekkoek, 5 years old. He also kept things generally quiet when on the ice, so points for that. He was beaten to the net on New York’s second goal after Foegele’s loss.

Tyson Barrie, 8 years old. Great attacking game. Six major contributions to Grade A shots with uniform force. He moved to the first pair in the first and almost immediately made a pinch that led to a 2v1 break against. A moment later, he received an outside shot at the net that Hyman got at home. He threw a hard slap on the head of Georgiev in the second and JP scored a moment later. Coincidence? He scored on Hyman’s massive screen in the third. A moment later, he made the vibrating movement across the boards to set up an RNH point shot. He also rocked an evil one-timer on the net at OT.

Mikko Koskinen, 4 years old. It is not his best game, as he struggled with rebound control and had no great moments. He lost the stick on New York’s first goal. However, he was not to blame for New York’s second, third and fourth goals. At the same time, he didn’t stop them, and NHL goalkeepers must stop at least three out of every four Grade A shots. He might as well have had Zibanejad’s shot in the third, at least that’s how I saw it. In the end, New York scored five goals on nine Grade A shots, which is not good enough for an NHL goalkeeper.

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