Andre Burakovsky and Connor McDavid (Photo credit: Glenn Gervais)
Riley Barber wasn’t the only Capitals prospect to have a great Saturday. Andre Burakovsky of the Erie Otters recorded four points, two goals and two assists, in his team’s 7-1 blowout over the Mississauga Steelheads, concluding a big week for Erie during which they won three games and outscored opponents 19 to 5.
Burakovsky’s 37 points in 26 games are good for sixth in points among players under nineteen years of age. His 19 goals lead the age group.
One Burakovsky assist is at 0:20. His goals are at 0:45 and 1:10 mark.
On his second assist of the night, the speedy Swede stepped around the check of one Steelheads and passed the puck to Connor McDavid, who was waiting near the side of the net to jam it in.
During a late second-period power play, Burakovsky scored using his trademark snipe off the left wing, putting Erie up 5-1. Late in the game, McDavid came down the left wing and fed the puck to wide open Burakovsky, who put it in the net before Steelheads goalie was able to get from post to post.
Lately, Burakovsky has been back on the Otters’ top line next to Connor McDavid. That will definitely help his production.