Connor McDavid hits the 100-point mark again (Video)
Since the start of the 2010-11 season there have only been six 100-point performances in the NHL.
Two of those now belong to Connor McDavid. Nobody else has more than one.
With his first period assist on a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins goal on Tuesday night McDavid hit the century mark for the second year in a row, becoming the first player to record consecutive 100-point seasons since Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin both did it in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Here is a look at that play that gave him point No. 100.
As if that wasn’t enough, McDavid followed that up by scoring his 40th goal of the season and then assisting on another goal later in the period to give the Oilers a 3-0 lead.
In typical Oilers fashion, however, they surrendered three consecutive goals to squander the lead and go into the first intermission tied, then gave up another goal early in the second period to fall behind.
Along with hitting the 100-point mark for the second year in a row, McDavid is trying to become the first player since Jaromir Jagr won four in a row between 1997 and 2001.
With his three-point first period on Tuesday he now sits six points ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov.
Is that going to be enough to get him a second consecutive MVP award? It is definitely an MVP level performance, but there will no doubt be voters that hold the team’s lack of success against him. The fact Edmonton is going to miss the playoffs by such a margin with a player as special as McDavid is a stunning statement on the incompetence of the team’s front office.