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McDavid's power-play performance

by Paul Gazzola /

The Chicago Blackhawks didn't have much going for them Monday night against the Oilers. Despite being one of the hottest teams early in the 2016-17 NHL campaign, the Blackhawks were dealt a lopsided 5-0 loss. 

The Oilers power play clicked all night, Cam Talbot was stellar in a 31-save shutout performance, and Connor McDavid - who picked up two assists - paced much of the play.

Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville had plenty of praise for the Oilers captain, particularly how he can disassemble a team's penalty kill.

"The McDavid kid's special," he said. "He absorbs a lot of attention and he's got some good play recognition. He can change the situation rather quickly, so that was the first time we got to see that look."

The Oilers revived their power play against the Hawks, after previously going 0-for-15 in their previous six games. 

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