Connor McDavid has flashbacks to last years battle of alberta

Published May 1, 2023 at 9:37
The NHL playoffs are known for intense battles between teams, and the series between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings was no exception.

Unfortunately, an incident occurred where Stuart Skinner's stick broke, resulting in a goal given up to Philip Danault who capitalized on the rebound. This was unfortunate for the Oilers as they could not clear the puck in time.

McDavid compares Skinner's broken stick to infamous Mike Smith gaffe for Oilers

The recent incident with Skinner's stick, which broke despite no fault of his own, brought to mind a similar play where Ramus Andersson scored on Mike Smith from his own blue line, resulting in Smith giving up a goal on the rebound.

«I was having flashbacks to Game 4 against Calgary last year,» McDavid said. «It's good that we've been in that situation before where a weird one goes in when you feel like you're doing a lot of good things.»

It's commendable that the Oilers were able to adapt even after conceding a goal so close to the end. Kailer Yamamoto's late goal in the third period was crucial in securing the win and advancing to the second round of the playoffs.

Here's another scenario where you can chuckle at the sheer absurdity - the Oilers have such great depth that they can keep scoring through a collective effort.
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