Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-1-2) look to make it two in a row tonight, this time against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers (3-3). Puck drop set for just after 9:00PM from Rogers Place.
The NHL really does suck at scheduling. I never thought we'd be complaining about days off, but here we are nearing the end of October and the Penguins have already had two five-day breaks. Meanwhile at this time last year, the Penguins had already played in three sets of back-to-backs. Anyway, the Penguins last game was against the Toronto Maple Leafs last Thursday night. Matt Murray made his return following the concussion and pitched a 38 save shutout. To be honest, I expected them to get their doors blown off but the Pens took the game by a score of 3-0 playing their most complete game of the season.
Despite the Oilers mediocre 3-3 start, Connor McDavid is on fire. McDavid set an NHL record already this year, either contributing a goal or an assist on his team's first nine goals. The previous record was set by Adam Oates who factored in on his team's first seven goals way back in the 1986-1987 season. I would continue to write about McDavid, praise him for his talents and being the 'Next One' to follow in Crosby's footsteps, however, I am not going to do that. You know why?
He blocked me on Twitter. For what, I don't know but good to know those incredible hands took time to personally block me. Good work.
McDavid has now factored in to 11 of his team's 13 goals lol.
Hot take coming your way, if you can stop McDavid, the chances are you win the game. The Oilers are nothing without him.
Although the McDavid vs Crosby matchup is always intriguing, Evgeni Malkin is quietly dominating for the Penguins. He's got 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) in just 6 games.
Crosby still looking for his first goal this season, buckle up. He tends to shine in big moments (except for shootouts).
I would pay a lot of money to see Olli Maatta and Connor McDavid race each other.
Look for Derek Grant to make his regular season debut and for winger Daniel Sprong to hit the press box (of course).
Edmonton goaltender Cam Talbot has started in all six of his team's games this season. I'd expect him to start again tonight.
Milan Lucic is a clown and I can't wait for him to anger me at some point tonight.
The Penguins penalty kill has killed off 13/14 chances this year. That's good.
Remember when Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson straight up? LMAO.
Kris Russell kinda sucks too.
Sidney Crosby called McDavid the best player in the NHL. What a great liar.
Kris Letang might be good again? (We're still going to likely spell his name 'Cris' on Twitter just to jam you up.