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Video: Connor McDavid shows off blazing speed, sets up goal

Cononor McDavid, Nail Yakupov

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid, left, and Nail Yakupov, of Russia, celebrate a goal by Taylor Hall in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Nail Yakupov has been a disappointment - some might say a bust - but he has a chance to put up numbers if he can merely find a way to stick with Connor McDavid.

The struggling winger’s best moments continue to come with the phenom on his line, and Thursday was no exception, as McDavid did everything but score a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Yakupov was the one who actually put it into Philly’s net after a showing of blazing speed by McDavid.

These GIFs capture the moment nicely:

Yes, when No. 97 gets a step, all a defenseman can think is “Connor’s a goner.”

(And probably some bad words.)

As a bonus: