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McDavid dazzles again with shorthanded goal

by Staff /

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid added another highlight to a season already packed with them.

NHL Central Scouting's top-rated North American skater for the 2015 NHL Draft and the projected No. 1 pick, scored two goals, including the game-winner, Sunday as Erie beat the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4-2 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 Ontario Hockey League Western Conference Final.

While McDavid's second goal was the winner, it was his first of the game that showcased his jaw-dropping skill.

McDavid was helping Erie kill a penalty when he forced a turnover on the wall at center ice and broke in alone on Greyhounds goalie Brandon Halverson. As McDavid carried the puck on his forehand through the slot, he switched it to his backhand, reached around Halverson and slid the puck in.

The goal was McDavid's seventh in the first three games against Sault Ste. Marie after he had a hat trick in Game 1 and two goals in Game 2. His 18 goals and 32 points in 12 games lead the OHL, and he has a point in all 12 postseason games.

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