At this point, most hockey fans have probably at least heard the name Connor McDavid. He’s not only an early favorite to be taken first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, he’s also regarded as someone who could help define a franchise going forward.
Not everyone has seen him play though, so for some this could act as a small preview of what he’s capable of:
That goal was scored during an exhibition game between Canada and the Czech Republic during the Canadian’s development camp. Canada is counting on McDavid to play a key role in their quest to win the gold medal in the upcoming World Junior Championship while the OHL Erie Otters will also be putting their faith in him. After the 2014-15 campaign is done, McDavid could start his NHL career.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger