Connor McDavid loses his cool on the bench, explains his angry reaction after Oilers’ first loss since December

The Oilers had a chance at history last night, as they could’ve won their 17th straight game.

The Oilers had not lost a single game since Dec. 19 but fell just one game short of tying the record set by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won 17 straight in 1992-93.

It was clear how much the Oilers wanted that record, and they got a pretty good start against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

Connor McDavid scored a shorthanded breakaway goal early in the first, and overall, the Oilers played a great game.

But it would turn out to be the only goal the Oilers scored. Adin Hill had a fantastic game in goal, robbing Leon Draisaitl with a mask save at one point, and with some luck, the Oilers would’ve won Tuesday night comfortably.

But they didn’t, and now, they’re just tied for the second-longest winning streak in NHL history.

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Vegas scored to make it 3-1 through an empty-netter from William Karlsson, and Connor McDavid didn’t even try to hide how much it bothered him.

McDavid sat down on the bench and even threw a water bottle in disappointment over the loss.

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It’s not often we see the Oilers captain express his emotions that much, and postgame, McDavid explained why.

“It’s fresh. We’re disappointed we lost tonight. It’s been a while since we’ve done that. You forget sometimes how bad you hate losing. It’s a good reminder,” he said.

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The game had a playoff wipe to it, and with how strong the Canucks is going at the moment, it’s getting more and more likely we’ll see a first-round meeting between the Oilers and the Golden Knights.

”Two good teams going at it. It was a little bit of a playoff-like atmosphere. Tight games happen; you have to go out and get it and obviously we didn’t do that. I liked a lot of parts of our game,” McDavid said.

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