Streak ends, but McDavid still ‘life-changing’ talent

Connor McDavid’s right hand hurt after being hit with a teammate’s shot while he was screening the Niagara IceDogs’ goalie Wednesday night during an Ontario Hockey League game.

It was sore enough he was wincing on the bench with an ice bag late in the game, but there were people who wanted his autograph, so The Next Sidney Crosby grins and bears it. His hand is “good, all good,” though, McDavid said after an uncharacteristically quiet night with the Erie Otters. His 27-game point-scoring streak ended as he was held off the scoresheet in a 3-0 Otters win.

McDavid doesn’t have a bible to swear to his pain threshold, but Otters head coach Kris Knoblauch admits he swallowed hard when Mc-David first came to the bench after the puck nailed him. This is the same hand McDavid busted in a rare fight before the world junior tournament earlier this season. When asked

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