Connor McDavid Lashes out on Opponents as Frustration Reaches a New Level,

Published November 7, 2023 at 11:30

McDavid's Frustration Grows Amid Edmonton's Disastrous Start


In Monday's clash against the Vancouver Canucks, Connor McDavid, the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, couldn't contain his frustration during the third period.

At that point, the Oilers were trailing 4-2, and McDavid found himself embroiled in two distinct incidents.

As Zach Hyman and J.T. Miller squared off in a fight, tensions flared between McDavid and Philip Di Giuseppe.

Later, in the same period, McDavid delivered a late crosscheck to Pius Sutter after Sutter took a shot on goal. This ignited yet another altercation, resulting in McDavid receiving a two-minute minor penalty for roughing against Suter. Leon Draisaitl also received a 10-minute misconduct.

Pressure Builds as Oilers Suffer Third Straight Defeat to the Vancouver Canucks


Vancouver seized the moment, scoring two additional goals in the period, handing the Oilers their third consecutive loss and dropping their record to 2-8-1.

Only the winless San Jose Sharks, with a 0-10-1 record, are worse.

The mounting pressure on the team was palpable. In a dramatic turn of events, head coach Jay Woodcroft was ejected from the game late in the period for his unsportsmanlike behavior towards the referee.

When speaking to the media after the game, McDavid acknowledged the positive aspects of their performance but couldn't hide his frustration with the final result:

"Obviously frustrating. I felt like we did a lot of good things in the first period and found ourselves down and chasing things."

The Oilers hope to bounce back on Thursday as they face the San Jose Sharks, who are still in search of their first win of the season.

As reported on Hockey Latest - McDavid's Outbursts Highlight Growing Frustration Amid Team's Ongoing Struggles
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