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Connor McDavid has another historic night, joins another record list including Gretzky and Lemieux


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Evan Doerfler
October 13, 2022  (3:50 PM)
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As opening night kicked off among most teams in the NHL last night, Connor McDavid sat just three points shy of career point 700. McDavid's Oilers were set to face off against the Vancouver Canucks in the season opener at Rogers Place arena.

The Oilers got off to a slow start, where newly acquired goaltender and former Toronto Maple Leaf, Jack Campbell, allowed two goals on just four shots two minutes and forty seconds into the season opener. The Canucks then jumped to a quick 3-0 lead just thirty-nine seconds into the second period.
Insert Connor McDavid.
The Oilers made a tremendous comeback to tie the game at three a piece by the end of the second period. The Oilers scored two power-play goals and a short-handed goal where McDavid earned an assist and was credited with one of the two power-play goals himself. McDavid's goal was absolutely textbook; it was the result of a practiced tic-tac-toe.
Heading into the third period, McDavid already had two points. With just under five minutes to play, the game was still knotted at three a piece. McDavid put the puck on net and retrieved his own eventual rebound to put the Oilers ahead 4-3. With this goal, McDavid became the sixth fastest player in NHL history to reach 700 career points. To add to his monumental night, McDavid, alongside his game-winner, would score the eventual empty netter for good measure. This capped off a four-point night for McDavid, and it was the second time in his short career that he had scored a hat-trick on opening night.
As this accomplishment only took McDavid 488 games, he joins a legendary list of five other players who accomplished the feat in fewer games. The list includes Wayne Gretzky (317), Mario Lemieux (363), Peter Stastny (457), Mike Bossy (469) and Jari Kurri (483).
McDavid continues to show up and out in the hockey world, breaking records left, right, and center. There truly is no limit or ceiling for the future of McDavid and record-breaking. I look forward to seeing how far his game will take him, but for now, it's his world, and we're all just living in it.
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