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McDavid Calls Out His Teammates And Goalie After A Tough Loss

Published May 11, 2022 at 9:48
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Connor McDavid is upset with losing Game 5 on home turf and understandably so. The loss puts the Oilers into a tough hole 3-2, with the series shifting back to Los Angeles. After the game McDavid spoke to media and was pretty direct with his comments.

"Four goals needs to be enough to win a playoff game."

McDavid and the Oilers were out-shot by the Kings, 43-28 even after they pushed the game to OT. Mike Smith and the Defense corps couldn't solve the Adrian Kempe problem, as he put the Kings over the Oilers in the first minute of OT.

Even as McDavid gifted a goal to Zack Kassian, the current 4th liner, McDavid, and Draisaitl carried the team as McDavid had a 1 goal and 2 assists and Draisaitl had 2 goals and 1 assist.


Draisaitl and McDavid are responsible for keeping the Oilers in the game, mounting a comeback in the third period.

Oilers veteran Duncan Keith gave up an easy goal on a turnover to Adrian Kempe which led to a goal on Mike Smith, hanging him out to dry, which led to the second goal.


Kane and Kassian also contributed to the loss, with terrible penalties for roughing and cross-checking, a pathetic attempt to get into the heads of the Kings. Smith's GAA took a hit and for game 5 dropped his save percentage to .884%. and the Oilers had 7 players with a -1 or more in game 5.

It sounds like Woodcroft and McDavid have a lack of discipline in the room in order to solidify a win to move forward in this series.

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