The Chicago Blackhawks are hosting the Edmonton Oilers at United Center. They are not going to avoid playing Connor McDavid this time.
The last time the Chicago Blackhawks played the Edmonton Oilers, they were lucky enough to not have to go up against Connor McDavid. The league’s best player was missing due to a minor injury but now he is back. McDavid has 32 goals and 63 assists for 95 points in 61 games played so far this season. It has been a remarkable year for him so far. The thing is, they still lost that game. It was a missed opportunity for sure.
The thing that has been good for McDavid and the Oilers is that he has a running mate. Leon Draisaitl is making the argument for the second-best player in the league. He has 43 goals and 65 assists for 108 points in 67 games played. He was a monster during McDavid’s absence and continues to play well now that he is back. They play on separate lines which gives the Oilers tremendous depth at forward. With the level these two are at right now, Oilers games have become appointment television for sports fans.