This shot makes absolutely no sense. But that is Connor McDavid, isn’t it?
Ever since the 22-year-old center came into the NHL in 2015, he has astonished and amazed with his skill and speed on the ice. Thursday’s game against the Stars was no exception.
McDavid scored his 40th goal of the season on a shot which simply has to be seen to be believed. And once it is seen once, it must watched again. And then possibly once more because the brain takes a while to process it.
Filthy. McDavid’s 40th goal of the season is a ridiculous one. pic.twitter.com/BaPmalCrCr
— also seanathan dhooghe (@DraftLook) March 29, 2019
Just seconds after Stars goalie Anton Khudobin failed to clear the puck out of his own zone, McDavid took a pass from Leon Draisaitl and put a shot on net.
But the shot barely even looks like a shot because the center appeared to be faking like he was going to drop a pass in front of the net between his legs, but instead he put it between his legs and then shot it with a flick of the wrist while his stick was still between his own skates.
Again, it has to be seen to be believed because it’s almost impossible to describe.
What isn’t hard to detail is McDavid’s prowess on the ice. With his 40th goal, McDavid now has 114 points on the season, which is second only to Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov (121) for the NHL lead.
And as amazing as this may sound, while McDavid won the Art Ross Trophy in each of the last two seasons with 100 and 108 points, respectively, he likely will not win it this season despite posting career highs in points and assists and possibly even goals when all is said and done.
Hats off to Kucherov for that, but still, McDavid has been nothing short of amazing this year and he was once again ridiculous on Thursday.