"Dirty hit" "Sit down McBaby": NHL fans react to Connor McDavid getting slammed into boards by Quinton Byfield

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NHL fans react to Connor McDavid getting slammed into boards by Quinton Byfield

NHL fans on social media had a lot to say about Connor McDavid getting slammed into the boards by Quinton Byfield in Game 2 of the playoff series between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

McDavid made a pass to his Oilers teammate near the sideboards. Just as he released the puck, Byfield came rushing in and slammed the Oilers captain into the boards.

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Even though Byfield wasn't penalized by the referee, the intensity of the moment caused quite a stir among NHL fans on X.

"Dirty hit where's the puck?" one fan tweeted.

Another chimed in:

"Sit down McBaby."

One fan put it amusingly:

"Newmarket on Newmarket here. They're buddies and play in the beer there in the summers. I believe Byfield's team won the championship last year."

Here are some of the other top reactions on X:

No one dared hit precious gretzky like that," one X user wrote.
Nothong wrong with it," said another.

More reactions followed:

Connor McDavid picked up a point in the Oilers' 5-4 OT defeat to the Kings in Game 2. McDavid has six points in two games in the playoffs.

With the win, the Kings leveled the seven-game series 1-1. Game 3 takes place in Los Angeles on Friday.

Connor McDavid and Oilers lose to the Kings in Game 2

Adrian Kempe put the Kings on the board at 3:19 of the first period after beating Stuart Skinner from the high slot. Kempe scored again at 14:57 to put the Kings up 2-0, as he slotted the puck into the back of the net while on a 3-on-1 rush.


With less than three minutes remaining in the period, Brett Kulak made it 2-1. Twenty-nine seconds into the second period, Drew Doughty scored a five-hole on Skinner to give the Kings a 3-1 lead.

Dylan Holloway cut the Kings' lead to 3-2 at 7:51 of the second period before Zach Hyman made it 3-3 after burying a one-timer from the left circle on Leon Draisaitl's assist.

Kevin Fiala made it 4-3 for the Kings at 1:49 of the third period before Holloway's second goal of the night tied it at 4-4, forcing overtime. Anze Kopitar scored the winner 2:07 into overtime to tie the series at 1-1.

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