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Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers Young Stars toppled the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars by a score of 8-2. While all eyes were surely on Connor McDavid, it was the first time that fans caught a glimpse of goaltender Eetu Laurikainen, defenceman Ethan Bear, and a handful of other Oiler hopefuls.
Oilers look to continue the good times tonight as they'll face off against Calgary's Young Stars. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"I got hit, it's part of the game, whatever"
That's Oilers prospect Connor McDavid on absorbing a hit from Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen
Slow your roll, Twitter. Connor McDavid took a big hit from another player, and he got up, and continued playing without issue. He's gonna get hit about thirty thousand times in his NHL career (not including the one from Virtanen), and Mitch Moroz won't be there
each any time to save him. Keep the pitchforks in the barn until something dirty happens. Then, send in the clowns.
The Opponent is saying
"I watched a bit of the Oilers game last night. It looked like they have a pretty good team and I kind of know what to expect coming in"
- SANS MCDAVID - Connor McDavid will be held out of tonight's contest after scoring a(n ugly) goal and an assist last night.
- FEED ME, SEYMOUR - Holy cripes, the feed was a disaster last night. Fingers crossed, it can handle the eight bajillion people streaming tonight's game.
- NEON LEON, PT 2 - Leon Draisaitl also had a goal and an assist in last night's game, and he'll see action tonight in between Greg Chase and Anton Slepyshev
- Jordan Papirny will get the start in between the pipes for the Oilers, while Eetu Laurikainen will back up.
ANTON SLEPYSHEV - LEON DRAISAITL -GREG CHASE
CONNOR RANKIN - KYLE PLATZER - COLE SANFORD
TYLER SOY - COLE LINAKER - JOHN WINQUIST ,
BRADEN CHRISTOFFER - MARCO ROY - RIHARDS BUKARTS
DARNELL NURSE - JOEY LALEGGIA
BEN BETKER - KEVIN DAVIS
COLTON WALTZ - CALEB JONES
BRYCE VAN BRABANT - SAM BENNETT - EMILE POIRIER
KENNY AGOSTINO - PAVEL KAURAKHOV - HUNTER SMITH
ANDREW MANGIAPANE - BILL ARNOLD - AUSTIN CARROLL
RYAN LOMBERG - TAYLOR BURKE - LOUICK MARCOTTE
RYAN CULKIN - JASON FRAM
BRETT KULAK - KENNEY MORRISON
KEEGAN KANZIG - RASMUS ANDERSSON