A high-speed collision with a teammate wasn't going to stop Connor McDavid from scoring again.
The Edmonton Oilers captain scored just seconds after crashing into Jujhar Khaira, pulling the Oilers into a tie with the Los Angeles Kings during the second period on Wednesday.
The accident was unavoidable, as McDavid tried to steal the puck from Kings captain Anze Kopitar, who was skating out of his own zone. After the Los Angeles forward quickly stickhandled around McDavid, Khaira, who was tracking Kopitar from behind, couldn't get out of McDavid's way.
McDavid was slow to get up, but when he did, and Oilers forward Michael Cammalleri found him with a long outlet pass. McDavid went outside on Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, then snapped a shot past Darcy Kuemper, tying the game at 2.
It was McDavid's fifth goal in the past two games -- and his seventh in Edmonton's past three. It showed McDavid's perseverance, and came just two days after physics-defying goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning.