Captain Connor McDavid Breaks Own Record Leaving NHL World in a Frenzy

Published 02/24/2023, 3:08 PM EST

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The Edmonton Oilers have had a fantastic NHL season so far, and are among the teams that have secured a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Oilers provided the Pittsburgh Penguins with a taste of what it’s like to face a club in the Playoffs tonight. The Oilers captain not only led his team to victory against the Penguins, but he also set a personal record in the process.

Connor McDavid, captain of the Edmonton Oilers, was featured on the official NHL Twitter page. Astonished expressions can be seen on their faces as the skipper sets a new seasonal record for goals. In the comments, the spectators were unanimous in their support of the captain for providing a top-notch ice hockey experience.

Breaking records as smoothly as he skates on the ice


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Connor McDavid’s speed and goal-scoring prowess have made him a household name in the hockey world. The captain of the Oilers, though, has really enjoyed this season. McDavid has been a key player for the team ever since the Edmonton Oilers selected him in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.


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In the official NHL Twitter post, they wrote in the caption, “46 goals and 109 points. He’s only played 59 games…” McDavid set a new record with 46 goals in 59 games, surpassing his previous mark of 44 goals in 80 games set in the 2021–22 season. Once again, the Oilers’ captain has shown why he is a crucial cog in the team’s success.


Tonight’s game against the Penguins was a homecoming nightmare for the Oilers. The Penguins were prepared to demonstrate that their opponents were in the wrong if they thought of defeating the Penguins in their own arena- the PPG Paints Arena. But then, in the 14th minute of the first period, Connor McDavid scored to tie the game. In the last minute of the first period, Oilers center Leon Draisaitl added another goal to the team’s advantage. McDavid scored in the 57th minute of the game during a penalty shootout as the Oilers continued their rout of the Penguins (2-7).

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Fans of the Edmonton Oilers went wild when McDavid set a new personal record. They’ve never been happier than this year, since it’s one of the finest seasons the Oilers have had in a long time. Here are some comments to prove it.


One fan added a Terminator gif as they were just too stunned to say anything and left a comment that reads, “…and he’s getting better.”


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An Oilers fan seems to know their captain really well as they say, “It is normal pace for McDavid – just like in 2020/21.”

One fan acclaimed, that McDavid was the best player in the league, saying, “He is so much better than everyone in this league.”

Another fan just wants the Oilers to get this year’s Stanley Cup – “SOMEONE GET THIS MAN A CUP.”


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What do you think of the Oilers captain’s personal record? Let us know in the comment section.


Written by:

Rahul Goutam Hoom


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Rahul Goutam Hoom is a US Sports writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Birla Global University. Rahul does photography and gaming during his leisure hours and likes to watch anime.
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Anupama Ghosh