Connor McDavid scores a goal from a ridiculous angle before entering the history books with overtime winner

Published March 23, 2023 at 11:22

The best player in the NHL currently continues to set career highs on historic season.

McDavid hit the 60-goal mark with his second of the night 1:31 into overtime and the Edmonton Oilers took a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.

McDavid opened the scoring on the power play in the first period, banking in a shot off the back of Ingram's head from behind the goal line.

The Coyotes tied it later in the period in on the power play as defenceman J.J. Moser carried the puck into the zone and continued to the front of the net. He ended up being one of two Arizona players parked in front of Stuart Skinner. The problem for the Oilers is they only had one defenceman in front and a pass from Matias Maccelli made it through to Moser for an easy tap in.

It was tied 2-2 going into the third period, Coyotes winger Clayton Keller scored his second of the game on a cross-crease pass from Barrett Hayton who had a free lane to the net out of the corner, putting the Oilers behind in the game again.

Nugent-Hopkins tied the game with just under eight minutes to play in the period, taking a long pass from Draisaitl and scoring on a breakaway.

Moments after hitting the post on a previous breakaway in overtime, McDavid tried the exact same shot on another breakaway opportunity to score on Coyotes goalie Connor Ingram winning the goal for the Oilers, making him the fastest player to reach the mark (72 games) since Mario Lemieux in 1995-96 (62 games).

»I kind of felt like I was pressing for the 60th all night,» said McDavid, who became the first player in NHL history to score their 60th in overtime. «I was disappointed not to bury (the first one), you are not going to get many better looks than that. It is not every day you get two breakaways back-to-back like that.»

«Getting 60, a lot of great players in the past have done it and it feels good to join that list.»
March 23   |   155 answers
Connor McDavid scores a goal from a ridiculous angle before entering the history books with overtime winner

Will Connor McDavid go down as the best goal scorer of all-time?

Going to break the points record but not goals3120 %
Yes, in a time when it's harder to score5434.8 %
No, He's good but not the Great One7045.2 %
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