All eyes on Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid heading into Game 7 against Canucks

Connor McDavid is the greatest player in the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers need him in a critical Game 7 against the Vancouver Canucks.
Edmonton Oilers v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five
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The Edmonton Oilers have fought their way back from a 3-2 deficit against the Vancouver Canucks to force a Game 7. Connor McDavid needs to be electric if they are going to complete the comeback.

Through 11 games this postseason Connor McDavid has 21 points. While it is hard to critic a player putting up that many points, Edmonton needs more from McDavid. In the last four games McDavid has been pretty quite, putting up just one point in Games 3, 4 and 5 of their second round series against the Canucks.

The Edmonton Oilers need Connor McDavid to shine in Game 7 against the Vancouver Canucks.

This is McDavid's third Game 7 in his NHL career. His first came in 2017 when he was held off the score sheet against the Anaheim Ducks to lose in the second round and his second came in 2022 when he had a goal and an assist in an opening round win against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Oilers have not looked like the better team against the Canucks through six games, and if they are going to have any chance in a critical Game 7 they are going to need their captain.

To this point, everyone has been talking about Leon Draisaitl and how good he has been for the Oilers this postseason. He has eight goals and 15 assists through 11 games, leading the team with 23 points.

Zach Hyman has also been playing great hockey, putting up 10 goals so far. Plus the depth scoring has been there for the most part, Dylan Holloway has three goals and Evander Kane has seven points. The Oilers have been good, and now Connor McDavid has the opportunity to take them to the next level into the Conference Final.

The Canucks have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2023-24 season. Through six games they have shut down the Oilers most nights. They could very well come away with a win and move on to the Conference Finals, unless Connor McDavid has anything to say about it.