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McDavid's six-point game for Oilers lights up social media

Center's hat trick, Draisaitl's five assists in win against Avalanche get internet buzzing

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McDavid's six-point game

COL@EDM: McDavid propels Oilers with six-point game

Connor McDavid notched a hat trick and earned three assists to become the first Oiler since 2012 to record six points in a game

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Connor McDavid not only filled up the score sheet on Thursday, he also lit up social media.

The Edmonton Oilers center scored an NHL career-high six points (three goals, three assists) in a 6-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place.

McDavid became the first Oilers player to have six points in a game since Sam Gagner had eight (four goals, four assists) on Feb. 2, 2012.

Not surprisingly, his performance in the Oilers win generated plenty of excitement on Twitter.

Tweet from @NHL: It just isn't possible for Connor McDavid (@cmcdavid97) to not be entertaining. pic.twitter.com/PyECnyYkN3

Tweet from @rayferrarotsn: Do McDavid and Draisaitl know this is the NHL? @EdmontonOilers fans are getting a treat

One fan wondered what Gagner might have been thinking during the game.

Tweet from @corn_cwm: Gagner watching as McDavid closes in on his single game point record pic.twitter.com/Tlu3TSgrhk

Another fan was already thinking about what he would tell his kids about McDavid when he has kids.

Tweet from @Moe_Jaber: My dad told me so many stories about how good Wayne Gretzky was when he was watching the Oilers. If I'm blessed with kids one day, I hope to tell them how special it was watching Connor McDavid. My goodness what a talent. #Oilers #LetsGoOilers

However, there was also some love for McDavid's linemate Leon Draisaitl, who had five assists.

Tweet from @NHL: And just so you know... Leon Draisaitl has five points. pic.twitter.com/TlBJ35fxPm

And there was even some snark over McDavid not getting a point in the third period.

Tweet from @Rob_Tychkowski: They���ve played 6:45 of the third and McDavid remains stalled at six points. #SlumpWatch

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