Friday , August 19 2022

Player Degrees: Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl again with magic overtime


The Edmonton Oilers won a 4-3 worthy win on a special overtime combo goal, Leon Draisaitl to Connor McDavid.

If every game was played only three to three, it would not stop the Edmonton Oilers.

As these are the Oilers, there are six points out of the final wildcard van at the West Conference, with little hope of catching up.

I did not say "no hope," as after McDavid and Draisaitl's good goal, it's not quite pessimistic. With McDavid and Vraisaitl, we need to be optimistic, at least if some oil oil can stay healthy.

In this one, the Oilers and the Islanders had the opportunities of N ° A.

Connor McDavid, 8. He won 10 of 13 facial surfaces and a host of small battles. He was hard at night, driving his line forward to protect the stubborn Islands and made his strong contribution, even the strength of a Grade A opportunity as the huge goal in overtime. Play so beautifully. Such a player especially.

Sam Gagner, 7. He looked good, maybe because he did not look like Ryan Spooner, but perhaps because he was a cruel player and determined to be offensive. Sgorio on onetimer sneaky smart.

Zack Kassian, 6. It can hit, skate and play. I can not see Kassian trading off, as he can help this team win next year.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 7. After combining well with Odisha by night. A slic crosseswitch was made which started the sequence for the first goal of the Oilers.

Edmonton Oilers, Connor McDavid, scored the overtime game that defeats New York 4-3 Champions during the NHL work at Rogers Place in Edmonton, February 21, 2019.

Leon Draisaitl, 9. He scored once and he was the best player Oil on the night. He played 25 minutes, as coach Ken Hitchcock relies heavily on the big man. They made a significant contribution to seven Grade A scoring opportunities, three of which were playing power that sailed like Mercedes Benz on the Autobahn. He also looked good at defense. If Drai and RNH can work on a second line, and McDavid can find some chemistry with Gagner, Rattie or someone out, this may be the correct formula for the Oilers (although there are no shortages of formulas who worked well for a game or then two were pulled out).

Alex Chiasson, 6. Strong game ahead of the net on the second line of solid Oilers. The previous game played 23 minutes, so you know that his coaches excavate his game.

Colby Ogof, 7. Having played almost 14 minutes, he played a strong play on Gagner's goal and was also part of a sequence of joy at Klefbom's goal. It has started to show some puck with the puck, along with some lack of protection. Could it be one of the last moves with the Oilers that Peter Chiarelli discovered a useful center? That would be too good to be the case. But Cave wins transformations, including me.

Tobias Rieder, 6. A beautiful path to set Sam Gagner's goal. Evening even even otherwise, but part of the strong Oilers effort, including a third line that really moved the needle.

Josh Currie, 5. I liked her hustle and got a huge boost when he was promoted from the fourth line to play with Rieder and Cave.

Kyle Brodziak, 4. Having played only seven minutes, he got on to do nothing, except for winning some faces, which's something.

Milan Lucic, 6. He hit it, hit it and used it in its right place on the fourth line, having 12 minutes of ice. That's exactly how Lucic should be used. It's not worth $ 6 million each, but in this role it does not hurt the Oilers and maybe just help them. After bowling over Cal Clutterbuck, he won a bonus mark.

Ty Rattie, 4. He has to do more if he's going to stay in NHL. He started on the top line and descended to the fourth.

Adam Larsson, 4. Not such a great night, including going on the first goal of Islanders when he lost his man completely in the Oil zone. Four mistakes have also been made big mistakes to even upgrade Grade A.

Oscar Klefbom, 8. A big goal for the Oilers. Klefbom came alive on the third assault, killing hard, passed well and went to the net.

Nurse Darnell, 7. Keep up to 25 minutes of running a game for the big man with fast feet.

Kris Russell, 6. A quiet night, which is a good night for a man, as it means that he has not caught any Grade A opportunities against him.

Matt Benning, 5. The path was allowed into the slot on the second Islands power play goal. He was fine there but still had trouble in the puck moving department.

Andrej Sekera, 6. There are a few minutes on protection but, in general, he moved well and the puck moved even better. After the ice quickly swings on the sequence that leads to a tied aim of Oil in the third, exactly the type of play that has been in Edmonton since then, well, Sekera was hurt in the play play 2017.

Mikko Koskinen, 6. Some big savings and not left in a weak goal. There was another big rescue and I would praise her loudly, but Koskinen put it in three.

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