Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers were greeted with a loss to the Los Angeles Kings by the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as they fell prey in Game 1 Monday night at home to Phillip Danault and company to the tune of a 4-3 score.

The loss was particularly agonizing for the Oilers and their fans because the team wasted a shining effort from McDavid and Leon Draisaitl — again.

Via Sportsnet Stats:

Oilers have lost 4 straight playoff games when Connor McDavid & Leon Draisaitl each score in the same contest

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McDavid is fresh off winning another Art Ross Trophy after leading the NHL with 123 points in the regular season. Meanwhile, Draisaitl was not too shabby either with 110 points to his name. But having two offensive powerhouses was simply not enough for the Oilers to pull off the win in the series opener.

If anything, Game 1 of the series provided an exhilarating action that saw both teams trade blows from beginning to end. The Kings scored the first two goals of the contest, but McDavid and Kailer Yamamoto responded with a goal apiece before Brendal Lemieux got the lead back to the Kings. Draisaitl evened it all up again with the last goal (power play) of the second period. Danault would end up with the game-winning goal when he found the back of the net in the third period.

Last year, McDavid and the Oilers were swept in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Winnipeg Jets, with McDavid and Draisatl combining for 9 of the team’s 16 points in four games.

Game 2 of the Oilers-Kings series will be on Wednesday night.