After An Amazing Season For Connor McDavid, Will It Translate In the 2021 Playoffs?
An amazing season for Connor McDavid helped lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 35-19-2 record. 72 points in a shortened 2020-2021* NHL season. Good enough for second place in the Scotia North Division behind the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Connor McDavids 2020-2021 season was one of the best in recent memory. 33 goals, 72 assists for 105 points with a plus-minus of + 21 in only 56 games. Connor McDavid would win his third Art Ross Trophy since he's entered the league as he looked to take the Edmonton Oilers deep in the playoffs.
After An Amazing Season For Connor McDavid, How Does It Stack Up In The Playoffs?
McDavid Vs The Toronto Maple Leafs
Connor McDavid would get 10 points in 9 games against the Leafs. Just 3 goals and 10 assists but he would still have some great goals, which will be shown below. The way Connor would face the Leafs in the playoff series would be if the Oilers and Leafs both against their first-round opponents. Who would be Montreal for the Leafs and for the Oilers, they would have to beat the Jets who I will talk about later.
McDavid Vs The Montreal Canadiens
McDavid would score 3 goals and get 10 assists against the Montreal Canadiens. The way Connor would face Montreal in the playoff series would be if the Oilers and Montreal both win against their first-round opponents who would be Montreal to beat the Leafs.
McDavid Vs The Winnipeg Jets
Connor would record 22 points in 9 games which would tie his best against any team in the Northern Division, tied with the Canucks. This would result in him scoring 7 goals 15 assists and, 1 hat trick out of the 3 he would have in 56 games. The plus-minus against the Jets would be a total of plus 14, which would be the best out of all opponents in the division.
Connor McDavid And The Edmonton Oilers Vs Winnipeg Jets Round 1 Preview
The Oilers lead by Connor would be looking for a better playoff run last season after a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Qualifying Round 3-1. In that series, Connor would have 9 points, 5 goals, and 4 assists in four games. The rest of the Oilers would be lead by Ryan Nugent- Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl, who would finish with 8 and 6 points respectfully.
If the Oilers would like to go far this postseason the whole lineup needs to step up. Rather than the usual players who play well for example; Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent- Hopkins, and Leon Draisaitl. The other big thing that will have to be better will be the goaltending. The Oiler's netminders struggled late in the season. Will Mike Smith or Mikko Koskinen be the difference in the series against the Winnipeg Jets?
Some Of The Best Connor McDavid moments from last Seasons Playoffs
McDavid In the 2020 Playoffs would get his first career playoff hat trick in the Western Conference Qualifier. This would be against the Chicago Blackhawks in a 6-3 win which would tie the series up at 1. Will he get another one in the 2021 playoffs?
Final Thoughts On An Amazing Season For Connor McDavid
The Playoffs will defiantly be interesting to see how Connor McDavid does after an amazing regular season getting 105 points in only 56 games. There will be so many people curious how this translates into the playoffs? Can McDavid lead the Edmonton Oilers out of the North Division and compete for a Stanley Cup? Or will it be another wasted season?
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Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid 2021 Playoffs
Thank you, everyone, for reading my Connor McDavid and Edmonton Oilers Playoff Preview And Regular Season Review 2021. The puck drops on the Edmonton Oilers playoffs on the 19th of May against the Winnipeg Jets.
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