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Connor McDavid's Outbursts Highlight Growing Frustration Amid Team's Ongoing Struggles

Published November 7, 2023 at 11:08
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McDavid is Getting Impatient After Terrible Start in Edmonton

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In Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid's frustration boiled over during the third period.

The Oilers were trailing 4-2 at the time, and McDavid found himself involved in two incidents.


While Zach Hyman and J.T. Miller were fighting, things got heated between McDavid and Philip Di Giuseppe:


Later in the period, McDavid delivered a late crosscheck to Pius Sutter after he took a shot on goal. This led to another scrum, resulting in McDavid receiving a two-minute minor penalty for roughing against Suter, while Leon Draisaitl was assessed a 10-minute misconduct penalty.


Pressure Mounts as Oilers Lose Third Consecutive Game Against the Vancouver Canucks



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Vancouver managed to score two more 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, have performed worse.

The mounting pressure on the team is evident, with multiple players engaging in post-whistle altercations. Head coach Jay Woodcroft was ejected from the game late in the period due to his unsportsmanlike behavior toward the referee.


Speaking to the media after the game, McDavid acknowledged that the Oilers had done many positive things during the game but expressed frustration with the final outcome.

"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 will aim to rebound on Thursday against the Sharks, who'll look to win their first game of the season.

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