– Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 4, 2023
Leon Draisaitl… and his four-goal performance.
He stole the show even though his club lost, just as Joe Pavelski and the Stars did the day before. But it seems the German didn’t do enough to earn a place among the three stars of last night’s game.
Ivan Barbashev (two goals), Chandler Stephenson (one goal) and Mark Stone (one goal and one assist) were selected (in order) for the game’s three stars. It’s worth noting that the game was played in Vegas, and that it’s the local media who choose the identity of the three stars…
Want to see some bullshit? These 3 Stars chosen by the “VGK Media”.
Draisaitl scores 4 goals, doesn’t even earn 3rd star.
If their objective is to show they know nothing at all about field hockey, it’s Mission Accomplished. @GoldenKnights pic.twitter.com/cLTX2q9ub8
– Bruce McCurdy (@BruceMcCurdy) May 4, 2023
What can I say…
I mean, come on! As if the organization should care after losing a playoff game… And as if that was the Oilers’ biggest problem last night.
Draisaitl may be scoring four goals a game, but the Oilers won’t win if their goalies are giving up six goals every night.
At the moment, it’s mostly the Oilers who look a little crazy thinking about such nonsense after losing the first game of the second elimination round. It’s the timing that leaves something to be desired…
I don’t think Connor McDavid was upset that his boyfriend wasn’t selected as one of the three stars last night. No, in fact…
I’m pretty sure the team captain didn’t even think about it for a second.
– Speaking of McDavid.
Ryan Rishaug on Sportscentre (TSN) reiterates that he doesn’t think Connor McDavid is 100% healthy, he’s lacking that break away speed, agility he normally demonstrates. He’s still a very useful player & still very productive, but for the Oilers to go far, he needs to be 100%.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) May 4, 2023
– Yes, yes and yes again.
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) May 4, 2023
– Love this.
Henri Richard announces to the team that he was selected captain. pic.twitter.com/8FAR4p98Tt
– Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) May 4, 2023
– Coming from him, I’m not surprised. He’s fearless, Charles Jourdain!