The Edmonton Oilers are still waiting on one important player to score

Connor McDavid #97, Edmonton Oilers Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
Connor McDavid #97, Edmonton Oilers Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports /

The Edmonton Oilers are still waiting on their captain’s first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tonight in game four might be the best time for him to show up with the team on the brink of elimination.

This playoff has flown by and really seems to have gotten out of hand for the Oilers. Out of nowhere the team now finds themselves on the brink of elimination despite some good play in game three and close hockey throughout. While each game can be close, the series has not been with Edmonton winless.

Connor McDavid needs to save the Edmonton Oilers season tonight.

Through the first three games of the playoffs, McDavid has eleven shots on goal, three assists, and most importantly, no goals. The Oilers captain has done his best but has been held without a goal in the first three games.

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Each time the Oilers lose they keep cutting to McDavid on the bench, he doesn’t look happy. The Oilers’ captain has lost three big games, and now it is time to see if he can rise to the occasion like a lot of other greats in the league.

While it is great to see McDavid light things up during the regular season and put up 100 points in 56 games, the playoffs matter more. To fans, the media, and everyone around the NHL, the playoffs are more important. While yes McDavid has built up his legacy through the regular season thus far, it will all be knocked away if he cannot get things done in the postseason.

Edmonton has a goalie in Mike Smith doing everything he can to win. Smith is probably playing in his last postseason as a starter and he is doing everything he can to win a game. Now it is time we see the same sense of urgency out of the Oilers and their captain.

This was the season for Edmonton. Playing in a weak division with arguably their best team as of late, McDavid needed to go on a run, and failing to do so might have ramifications on this organization.