Connor McDavid keeps racking up the awards with the Oilers

Connor McDavid takes home the NHL's First Star of the Week, as he leads the Edmonton Oilers to three wins and produces eight points in the process.
Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers are rolling right now, with a 7-2-1 record in their past 10 games. This includes winning their past three contests, which has resulted in Connor McDavid taking home yet another award.

As per, McDavid has been named the NHL's First Star of the Week, for the week ending Mar. 31. Logan Thompson of the Golden Knights was named Second Star, while the Rangers' Alexis Lafrenière was awarded the Third Star.

McDavid racked up eight total points (three goals and five assists) in the Oilers' three wins last week, to keep them primed for at least second place in the Pacific Division. For what it's worth, they are also still in with a chance of catching the Vancouver Canucks for top spot, sitting six points back, but with two games in hand and still having to face them one more time.

Another Art Ross Trophy within reach

On an individual level, the five-time Art Ross Trophy winner closed in on claiming yet another scoring title this season. Ahead of Monday's slate of action, he's one point behind Nikita Kucherov of the Lightning and two points behind the Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon at the top, with one and two more games respectively to play in the regular season.

During the three-game winning run last week for the Oilers, McDavid became just the seventh player in NHL history to reach 120 total points in at least three consecutive seasons. It's tough to see him catching Wayne Gretzky's record of 13 straight seasons, but he certainly has a chance of overtaking Phil Esposito and Guy Lafleur, who both achieved the feat five consecutive times.

Want more? How about the fact the Oilers captain has more assists that any other player has total points since the All-Star Break. Along these lines he sits on 96 helpers heading into Monday's games, four away from becoming just the fourth player in NHL history to reach the 100-assist milestone.

Achievements, achievements, achievements

As per Sportsnet, earlier this season McDavid became the fifth-fastest NHL player to reach 900 points for his NHL career, and amazingly could still reach 1,000 in the same campaign. As much as it's a tough task with him needing 25 points in his last 10 regular season games, if there's one player who can succeed, it's number 97 in Edmonton.

As per Caleb Kerney of The Hockey News, if the 27-year-old manages this, he will become the third-fastest player ever to reach 1,000 points in their NHL career. And even if he doesn't reach 1,000 this season, he will still have six games next regular season to beat Mike Bossy for the third-fastest time.

Heck, while we're at it, McDavid has an outside shot of catching his career-high 153 total points, which he set just last season. And while this would mean having to produce 28 points in his last 10 games, consider that he has 19 points in his past seven games

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Overall, we appreciate that McDavid's main goal is to win that elusive Stanley Cup championship; be damned with individual records and achievements. At the same time however, if he continues his hot form into the playoffs, it can only help the Oilers in their quest to reach the Holy Grail for the first time since 1990.

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