Last night, NHL rookie sensation Connor McDavid scored the goal of the NHL season.
The 19-year-old Oilers center broke defenders' ankles, deaked Columbus' goalie and scored with ease.
McDAVID. IS. BACK.https://t.co/J2vjqimBcJ — NHL (@NHL) February 3, 2016
You know the goal was filthy because as soon as he scored, the crowd at Rexall Place arena immediately looked at the big screen for the replay. What makes McDavid's goal even more special is the fact he missed the previous 37 games with an injury.
As you might expect, not only did the Rexall Place crowd explode, but so did all of Twitter. Here are the best tweets in response to McDavid's video game-type goal.
Last night, Edmonton Oilers rookie center Connor McDavid scored an epic goal.
What a filthy goal by Connor McDavid.. Misses 37 games, comes back with this.. #NHL needs its stars to shine! https://t.co/AJlRs4l5ov — Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinCSN) February 3, 2016
It was so good, in fact, it's probably the only thing people are talking about at the office this morning.
Try to keep count of how many times you’re asked at the office today “you see that Connor McDavid goal last night?” https://t.co/05hInGMqpk — Brendan Dunlop (@Brendan_Dunlop) February 3, 2016
It really is the type of play you need to watch at least 14 times to even begin to appreciate.
No, I did not just watch the replay of Connor McDavid's stickhandling on his goal 14 times. Why you asking? — Mark Fischel (@MarkFischel) February 3, 2016
Or maybe it's 22.
It took me about 22 replays at Connor McDavid's goal to figure out exactly everything that happened. #futureisnow https://t.co/iCek0t4L5h — Lucas Meyer (@meyer_lucas) February 3, 2016
What makes McDavid's play even more unbelievable is the fact he missed the previous 37 games because of an injury.
Just saw Connor McDavid's goal from last night. Wow. 37 games off? No big deal. — John Tancredi (@jtancredix) February 3, 2016
There are plenty who are convinced he used some kind of magic to create such a play.
Re-watched that Connor McDavid goal & I'm convinced he hypnotized those 3 Blue Jackets. Totally Obi-Wan'd 'em. Is there a rule against that? — Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) February 3, 2016
It's hard to argue that goal wasn't inspiring.
That Connor McDavid goal makes me want to be a better person. — Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) February 3, 2016
Hey, "SportsCenter," y'all want to give some love to hockey now?
Does anybody know if that Conor McDavid goal was number 1 on @SportsCenter? Or did LeBron fixing his shorts beat it? — Kyle Zachmann (@KyleZachmann) February 3, 2016
McDavid's goal was so good, we're out here with a "forensic audit" trying to get to the bottom of it.
We've launched a forensic audit to explain how the hell Connor McDavid scored that crazy goal. — Peter Chiarelli (@FakeOilersGM) February 3, 2016
This is a pretty accurate description, TBH.
That goal by Connor McDavid has me feeling buzzed.. And I ain't even drinking. #Oilers — Oil93 (@93Oilers) February 3, 2016
Connor McDavid definitely loves us.
That wasn't a goal...It was love. Connor McDavid loves us. #Oilers https://t.co/69tBWmLQWT — Richard D. Cloutier (@rdcloutier) February 3, 2016
And after a goal like last night's, we love him, too.