Connor McDavid threw Trevor Zegras into the spin cycle.
McDavid added another impressive goal to his rapidly growing highlight reel on Wednesday night. The Edmonton Oilers were visiting the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. McDavid and the Oilers cruised to a 6-2 victory.
McDavid scored one of his nastiest goals of the season in the second period of the game. The Oilers phenom left Anaheim forward Trevor Zegras in the dust with an incredible spin move before beating Ducks goalie John Gibson with a lethal backhander.
This is a goal you simply have to see to believe:
Here’s the goal in slo-mo, for your viewing pleasure:
McDavid hit Zegras with the spin move 🌀 pic.twitter.com/VwA5MoLUWe
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 12, 2023
McDavid simply loves playing the Ducks, as he’s now recorded 34 points in 21 career games against Anaheim. He also scored one of his greatest goals ever against the Ducks. It’s ridiculous how easy McDavid makes these goals look.
Connor McDavid my goodness pic.twitter.com/yWRvfGyD7g
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 11, 2019
McDavid also now has points in 11 straight road games, which is a career high for him. On the season, the 25-year-old center has 34 goals and 77 points in just 42 games. It’s safe to say McDavid is running away with the Hart Trophy at this point.
This was a much-needed win for the Oilers, who snapped a three-game losing streak with the win in Anaheim. Whenever Edmonton needs to snap out of a funk, they can always count on playing the Ducks. The Oilers have won four of their last five games against the Ducks, scoring at least six goals in each victory.
“Obviously we needed to get back in the win column. That’s the main thing,” McDavid said post-game
Trevor Zegras is usually making the highlight reel for the right reasons, but this time he found himself on the opposite end. It’s hard to fault Z here, though, as he actually played this well. Zegras anticipated McDavid turning away from him and swung his stick around to try and poke the puck away. McDavid is just too good, though, as he didn’t lose control before sniping backhand.
Zegras should be back on the right side of the highlight reels in no time, considering the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend is only a few weeks away. McDavid has already been named as the Oilers’ All-Star representative, while Zegras is expected to be voted in via fan vote. Perhaps these two stars will discuss this goal if they convene in Florida for a fun weekend.
We’re truly running out of words to describe McDavid. He’s clearly the best player in the NHL by a wide margin, and he continues to find ways to amaze. At this rate, McDavid is going to need a new league in the future because the NHL is just too easy for him.