Yes, you read that right.
Connor McDavid didn’t score a hat trick in the NHL until the 64th game of his NHL career. Pfft, Connor McJesus…
The hat trick couldn’t come at a more opportune time for McDavid, or at least for the mainstream hockey (cough, Canadian) media that covers him. They were starting to worry.
In the past 10 games, McDavid has been held without a goal. Not a point, but a goal. He has seven points in those 10 games.
Against the Dallas Stars, all that concern about the well-being of the Edmonton Oilers captain went right out the window as he got the first of what will probably be many hat tricks in his career.
The 19-year-old is now tied with Mark Scheifele for the league lead with 22 points.
As for the Oilers, they spotted the Stars four goals before Dallas put up two of their own. In the third period, McDavid’s third goal sealed the game at 5-2. Unfortunately the hatty was scored in Dallas and not Edmonton where they’d still be picking up the hats. Slow clap for the fan in attendance that threw a blue wig on the ice.