Edmonton Oilers phenom Connor McDavid scored his first points of the 2016 World Championship Sunday when Canada crushed Hungary in a predictable 7-1 rout.
In the game, McDavid grabbed a pair of assists, including a secondary assist on a first period power-play goal by Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele.
However, the real highlight for McDavid was his second apple of the North American morning. With some nice puck protection and a fantastic burst of speed, he shakes two opponents coming out of his own zone to create a 2-on-1 with Brad Marchand.
As the lone defender sprawls and commits to defending McDavid, he puts it under the defender to get it to Marchand for the marker, making it a 4-1 Team Canada lead.
Watch the beauty below (along with the other seven goals in the game).
The win is Canada’s second of the young tournament, after besting the U.S. on Friday, the tournament’s opening day.
Michael Matheson led the way in the game, with three points. McDavid, Taylor Hall, Derick Brassard, Mark Scheifele and Mark Stone all had two points.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.