Oilers Connor McDavid can join elite company with one more multi-goal game amid a historic streak

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Connor McDavid is knocking on the door of a very special history. His hot streak continued Wednesday with two goals in a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. In doing so, the Edmonton Oilers star became just the fifth player in NHL history to record a multi-goal streak of at least five games while joining an elite group that includes Alexander Mogilny (five in 1992-93), Mario Lemieux (five). in 1988-89).

McDavid will have a chance to join Punch Broadbent (six in 1921-22) and Joe Malone (six in 1920-21) in the record books if he pulls off a sixth straight multi-goal game as the Oilers face Winnipeg Jets Friday.

With his fifth consecutive multi-goal game, McDavid broke a tie with former Oilers great Wayne Gretzky for the most consecutive multi-goal games in Oilers history. Gretzky had recorded four consecutive multi-goal games in the 1984-85 season.

McDavid’s three points on Wednesday came in the opening period, with his first goal coming on the power play just 3:49 into the contest.

It marked the 21st time McDavid made a three-pointer in his career. In doing so, McDavid joined Jaromir Jagr (47), Mario Lemieux (34), Sidney Crosby (24), Teemu Selanne (23), Paul Kariya (22), Alex Ovechkin (21) and Patrick Kane (21) as the same one. players in NHL history to have three extra points in one period on at least 21 occasions.

McDavid’s multi-goal streak began on February 21 against the Philadelphia Flyers when he recorded two goals and an assist in a 4-2 Oilers win. The 26-year-old star also made history in that particular game like him became the fifth fastest player in NHL history to record his 800th career point.

During this multi-goal game, he has collected an impressive 10 goals and six assists. He has also recorded at least three points in all but one of the contests.

Thanks to his recent goal explosion, McDavid currently leads the league in goals (52) and has a 10-goal advantage over Boston Bruins star David Pastrnak, who is second in the NHL in share that. He’s already having a season for the ages, and it could get even more special on Friday night.

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