Connor McDavid is already on the move

Connor McDavid is already on

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The rival Edmonton Oilers got their first warning on Wednesday from forward Connor McDavid, who intends to show his talent on the ice again this season.&nbsp ;

In the first game of the campaign, the Vancouver Canucks thought they had stunned their vis-à-vis by taking a 3-0 lead. However, it was without counting on number 97. hat and an assist to orchestrate the comeback of his team, in a 5 to 3 triumph.

The winner of the Art-Ross Trophy in 2021-2022 notably scored the decisive goal with about five minutes left in the third period, reaching the plateau of 700 career points in the National Hockey League. He seems well on his way to surpassing his peak of 123 points set last year. However, he was more pleased with the outcome of the game after a difficult first 20.

“It was not a good start for our group, but I don't think there is much to hold there. It was the first game and there was possible some rust, he told NHL.com. Sometimes you have to play in a real match in order to get your legs back. It may have taken us a bit of time, but we found a way to get there.”

Important sequence

So this is bad news for the opponents of the McDavid band, which has an advantageous schedule in the first days of the year 2022-2023. Indeed, the Alberta formation will play six times in a row at home to start the season; nine of his first 12 games will be in front of his fans. It is therefore important to win now.

“We were really good at home last year and that has not always been the case before. We took a big step and there, this sequence is huge for us. We have to get off to a good start,” striker Leon Draisaitl told the Edmonton Sun daily.

“We are a good club. If we play to the extent of our abilities and the way we want, I don't think we'll have any trouble having a good year, “he added.

The Oilers will certainly be in excellent spirits when they return to the Calgary Flames on Saturday. They have defeated their provincial rivals in five second-round meetings of the last playoffs.