Draisaitl makes history once again in an insane way

Published May 7, 2023 at 8:30
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
     
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Leon Draisaitl, the talented forward for the Edmonton Oilers, has etched his name in the annals of Stanley Cup Playoff history. Draisaitl's exceptional performance has earned him two extraordinary distinctions, placing him among the hockey greats.

Firstly, Draisaitl became only the second player in Stanley Cup Playoff history to score eight or more goals in his first five road games of a postseason. This impressive feat aligns him with Frederick "Cyclone" Taylor, who accomplished the same incredible milestone back in 1918 as a member of the Vancouver Millionaires. Draisaitl's stellar performance exemplifies his exceptional offensive prowess and ability to rise to the occasion in high-pressure situations.


Moreover, Draisaitl's exceptional scoring spree includes another notable achievement. He became the fifth player in NHL history to score five consecutive team goals during a postseason. Joining the ranks of Joffrey Lupul (2006), Ray Ferraro (1993), Reggie Leach (1976), and Maurice Richard (1944), Draisaitl's name is now firmly etched alongside these legends of the game.



Draisaitl's relentless drive, sharp hockey sense, and exceptional scoring ability have propelled him into the upper echelons of NHL history. His remarkable achievements serve as a testament to his dedication, skill, and commitment to the game of hockey. As the playoffs progress, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing more exceptional performances from this rising star, as he continues to etch his name in the storied history of the sport.
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