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Evan’s NHL Daily: McDavid and Oilers Eliminated, Lehkonen’s Season



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Connor McDavid might be the best player in the NHL, but he will once again leave the season without a Stanley Cup championship, as his Oilers were eliminated on Sunday night.

We took a look back at Artturi Lehkonen’s first full year with the Colorado Avalanche, which went about as well as you could have expected.

All that and more in this Monday edition of Evan’s Daily.

Colorado Hockey Now

Artturi Lehkonen set career highs in goals, assists, and points, all while playing heavy minutes for the Avalanche. It’s safe to say his first full season in Colorado was a massive success.

Today, look for a story on Jonathan Drouin, with the help of Montreal Hockey Now. Does he fit in Colorado? What went wrong for him with the Canadiens?

NHL Playoffs

Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers were eliminated on Sunday night by the Vegas Golden Knights, as they fell 5-2 in Game Six. After a hot start where they scored two goals in the first three minutes, the Oilers cooled off and were held in check by Vegas. McDavid will, once again, hit the golf courses a little earlier than he expected.

From Vegas’ point of view, they did a great job of shutting McDavid down, and after a hot start to the series, they did the same to Draisaitl. Here’s four keys to their victory.

Around the NHL

BHN: There’s been trade chatter around Matt Grzelyck in Boston. Does it make sense for them to trade him?

FHN: Florida coach Paul Maurice has a long history with the team he now is facing, the Carolina Hurricanes.

SJHN: Who might the Sharks take late in the first with their extra pick?

WHN: Could the Capitals reunite with Dmitri Orlov this summer?

MHN: The Canadiens didn’t make the playoffs, but they can still learn a thing or two from what’s going on.

Chicago HN: Nate takes a look at how former first overall picks have fared.

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