Connor McDavid Hints at Who he Wants to Start in Goal For Game 5

Published April 24, 2023 at 11:09

Edmonton Oilers' captain, Connor McDavid, strongly suggested that Jack Campbell should be given the start in the goal for the team in the upcoming Game 5. This decision came after Stuart Skinner, who is currently the Oilers' top goaltender, conceded three goals in just 11 shots during the previous game.

McDavid emphasized that Campbell was the difference maker for the Oilers, especially after Skinner was replaced, and played the second and third periods along with overtime. When asked about the key factor in the Oilers' victory, McDavid was unequivocal that it was all because of Jack Campbell, who brought the much-needed energy and momentum to the team.

It remains to be seen if the Oilers will go with McDavid's suggestion and start Campbell in Game 5, but it's clear that the team needs a solid performance from their goaltender if they hope to stay alive in the playoffs.

McDavid spoke this morning about Campbell's breakaway save and the energy it brought to the bench: «it was just as big as scoring a goal.»

He says going back home for Game 5 presents as opportunity to learn from last year - EDM lost Game 5 at home vs. LA. #Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers find themselves in a familiar spot, reminiscent of last year's playoff run where they lost Game 5 at home to the LA Kings. However, captain Connor McDavid sees this as a chance for the team to learn from past mistakes and make the necessary adjustments.

McDavid was particularly impressed with goaltender Jack Campbell's performance, highlighting a crucial breakaway save that brought a surge of energy to the Oilers' bench. He went on to add that the save was "just as big as scoring a goal."

As the Oilers fight to stay alive in the playoffs, their goaltending will be crucial to their success. The team will need a strong performance from Campbell in Game 5, as they look to avoid a repeat of last year's disappointing result.

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Connor McDavid Hints at Who he Wants to Start in Goal For Game 5

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