“Not Human”- Fans Stunned by Connor McDavid Wonder Goal vs New York Rangers

Published 11/07/2021, 12:15 AM EDT
Oct 21, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period at Gila River Arena. It was the 200th career NHL goal for McDavid. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Rogers Place saw an intense match ensue between the Edmonton Oilers and the New York Rangers this Friday. Amidst a chaotic game, Oilers centre Connor McDavid stole the show with a superb solo goal in the third period.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Along with stunning the Rangers, McDavid also stunned fans not just in Rogers Place that night, but all over the world. Following his wonder goal, fans took to social media to express their amazement.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Fans express shock and awe after Connor McDavid scores a brilliant solo goal

When two top teams in their respective divisions go head-to-head, they often produce an exhilarating game. The Oilers’ game against the Rangers was no exception as they engaged in a thrilling back-and-forth.

Filip Chytil scored the first goal of the game to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the first period with a fine strike. However, that lead was short-lived as Zack Hyman pushed the puck past Rangers’ goaltender Alexandar Georgiev to tie the game.

In the second period, the Rangers took control as they outscored the Oilers 3-1. Kevin Rooney, Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad scored excellent goals to give them a 4-1 lead in the period. However, McDavid took over at this stage starting with his involvement in the Oilers’ second goal.

Nov 5, 2021; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi (13) celebrates a second period goal against the New York Rangers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

He made an incredible pass to Jesse Puljujärvi who made no mistake in the finish to reduce the arrears. The Oilers then produced an excellent display in the third period, with McDavid finding Tyson Barrie to score their third. They then tied the game through some fine work by Puljujärvi.

Although Zibajenad put the Rangers 5-4 up, McDavid produced a moment of magic after it. Starting from the middle of the rink, he produced incredible stick work to go past four defenders and Georgiev before poking the puck in the net.

Fans

The Edmonton Oilers won the game in overtime

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

McDavid’s stunning solo goal tied the score at 5-5, which was the scoreline at the end of the third period. Despite the Rangers’ best efforts in overtime, the Oilers sealed victory with a fine goal from Leon Draisaitl.

Nov 5, 2021; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; The Edmonton Oilers celebrate an overtime win against the New York Rangers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

This victory extends the Oilers’ lead at the top of the Pacific Division. In addition, at 9-1, they have the best record of any team in the Western Conference. Their next match takes place this Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings, who are fourth in the Atlantic Division.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Meanwhile, the Rangers suffered their third overtime loss this season, keeping them in second place in the Metropolitan Division.

DIVE DEEPER

NHL 22 Player Ratings: Who Are the Top Players in the Game?

2 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Sanket Nair

876 articles

Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT