Edmonton Oilers won 7:2 over Pittsburgh Penguins. Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft was impressed with the performances of Connor McDavid, who had two goals and two assists. "I heard someone say it's like living at the foot of Everest; you almost get numb to what you're seeing every day," Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft said of McDavid, as quoted by nhl.com "I think it's important that everybody takes a step back and understands that we're seeing someone at the top of their craft in the prime of their career putting out there what he's putting out." Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan commented on the match.
"Our roster is our roster, so we have what we have," -Mike Sullivan said. "We're trying to put the best combinations on the ice that we think give us the best chance to win. That's the criteria I've always utilized."
Sidney Crosby has denied any allegations about certain messages.
The goal is for them to play better. "Nobody is trying to send any messages," said Crosby, the Penguins captain. "You can turn it into whatever you want to. It's a matter of playing better. I'm not going to sit here and talk about messages.
Nobody is trying to send a message. We're trying to win games." Devin Shore scored his 50th goal. "I doubt I'll get to 100, so it's nice to have a nice round number like that," Shore said. "I didn't know that. But never say never.
It was fun." Nugent-Hopkins also scored one goal. His goal is to help the team progress. "I've been lucky to be part of this group for a long time and play with some great players," Nugent-Hopkins said. "I think every year, like everybody else, I'm trying to get better and better and work out my game, try to round it out a lot. I want to be that two-way player. Trying to find my stride."