Connor McDavid scores beautiful goal in return to Oilers
Rookie notches 3 points after missing 37 games
Connor McDavid didn't take long to find the net in his return to the Edmonton Oilers, scoring a highlight-reel goal in the second period Tuesday night against Columbus after missing 37 games with a broken collarbone.
With the scored tied 1-1 midway through the second period, the rookie took a pass, skated between defencemen Jack Johnson and Justin Falk and zoomed in on Columbus goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, who he deked and beat easily with his sixth goal of the season.
Later in the period McDavid assisted on Benoit Pouliot's power-play goal, and 29 seconds later the Oilers scored their fourth goal of the period, compliments of Leon Draisaitl, for a 4-1 advantage.
McDavid then assisted on a Jordan Eberle goal in the third period for his third point of the evening in a 5-1 Edmonton win.
McDavid now has six goals and nine assists in only 14 NHL games.
Before he was injured, McDavid had 12 points in 13 games as the Oilers skated to a 5-8-0 record. While he was recovering from his injury, the Oilers posted a record of 14-18-5.