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Report: McElhinney explains how to stop a McDavid breakaway

He absolutely ROBBED him.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs won a tight game against the Edmonton Oilers, with Curtis McElhinney shutting the opposition down with 41 saves to earn the 1-0 shutout.

McElhinney made many great saves, but none was greater than stopping Connor McDavid streaking down at full speed on a breakaway.

The Leafs' backup shared what was going through his mind as McDavid barrelled in towards him.

How good does it feel to have McElhinney step in with a performance like that when you already have a red-hot Freddie Andersen winning games left and right?