Edmonton Oilers: Top 10 moments from 2015

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Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Number Eight: First Overall Picks Score

On October 17th, 2015, The Edmonton Oilers played the Calgary Flames in Calgary in the first Battle of Alberta of the season. It was also featured on Hockey Night in Canada.

Now, for whatever reason, the Oilers kinda stink when it comes to Prime time games. Especially on Saturday nights against the Flames. However, something funny happened that night.

The Oilers won. In convincing fashion: 5-2.

Not only that, but every first overall pick that the Edmonton Oilers had drafted, scored.

First was Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, followed by Connor McDavid breaking a tie, then Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov and McDavid again to seal the game.

Even better: this was Connor McDavid’s breakout game. Prior to that game McDavid had only one goal and no assists in the previous four games. McDavid only had two goals and an assist on the night. Taylor Hall would earn second star honors as he had one goal and two assists.

Sure, you can make snide comments about how the Oilers needed all these first overall picks to beat the Flames (because that’s how bad the Oilers have been), but that was a treat to watch. All our Young Guns just demolishing the Calgary Flames, with Connor McDavid leading the way. It would only be a sign of things to come for McDavid: After that game McDavid would go on to score 8 points over his next 8 games before injuring his Clavicle.