This is an incredible feat for any player to accomplish, in fact only 92 men including this one have every done it, but it is even more impressive when you manage to do it on a bad, and largely dysfunctional, team.
On Saturday night the Edmonton Oilers were facing off against the Calgary Flames in a Battle of Alberta that would only end the 2018 - 2019 National Hockey League season for one of the team's involved. That team of course is the Oilers who have once again failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs but do not think that this was a team entering tonight's contest with nothing to play for, nothing could be further from the truth.
You see not only did the Oilers want to win for the sake of their pride, their battles with the Flames to determine the superior team in the province of Alberta are always intense, but they also had some personal milestones to play for, most notably the milestone being grasped at by Edmonton Oilers star forward Leon Draisaitl. You see Draisaitl was just a single goal removed for the 50 goal mark and in fact had a chance to earn a piece of the Rocket Richard Trophy if he could produced a big performance in his final game of the season.
Well that game is currently underway and I can say that Draisaitl has already accomplished half of those goals and has plenty of time to reach the remaining one. Draisaitl scored the opening goal of the game for the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night recording his 50th goal of the season becoming the only player not named Alexander Ovechkin to do so in almost a decade. It was a massive milestone for Draisaitl to be certain but you have to imagine that he is going to be desperate to find a way to score at last 1 more in this contest.
You see Alex Ovechkin is currently sitting at 51 goals on the season and has no games left to play after a 3 - 0 loss at the hands of the New York Islanders earlier today. Another goal for Draisaitl would also put him at 51 and would win him the scoring title along with Ovechkin. A hat trick would give him sole possession of the award but obviously that is a very difficult task to accomplish.