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Connor McDavid Throws Hits That Jack Campbell Should Start Game 5

Published April 24, 2023 at 11:04
BY SKY

Connor McDavid, captain of the Edmonton Oilers, hinted that Jack Campbell should start in goal for the team in Game 5. This comes after Stuart Skinner, the Oilers' number one netminder, gave up three goals on just 11 shots in the previous game.

Campbell, who played the second and third periods as well as overtime, was seen as a difference maker, according to McDavid.

When asked about the difference maker in the Oilers win, McDavid stated it was all Jack Campbell bringing the momentum to the team after Skinner was pulled.

McDavid spoke this morning about Campbell's breakaway save and the energy it brought to the bench: «it was just as big as scoring a goal.»


He says going back home for Game 5 presents as opportunity to learn from last year - EDM lost Game 5 at home vs. LA. #Oilers

The Oilers are in a similar position to last year, where they lost Game 5 at home to the Los Angeles Kings. McDavid sees this as an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and make adjustments. He specifically praised Campbell's breakaway save and the energy it brought to the team's bench, saying it was "just as big as scoring a goal." The Oilers will have to rely on their goaltending to stay alive in the playoffs.

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Connor McDavid Throws Hits That Jack Campbell Should Start Game 5

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