WATCH: Connor McDavid scores 1st career playoff goal, and it's a shorthanded one

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Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers looks skyward after recording his 100th point of the season on an assist against the Vancouver Canucks on April 9, 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The Oilers won 5-2. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)

Connor McDavid scored his first career NHL playoff goal Friday night as the Edmonton Oilers topped the San Jose Sharks, 2-0, and he did it shorthanded. 

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McDavid's blazing speed made this goal possible. Most guys going top speed wouldn't be able to snipe a perfect shot like this. 

That goal put the Oilers up 2-0. Forward Zack Kassian actually scored the first Oilers goal shorthanded, too. It's probably not how the Oilers drew it up, but two shorthanded goals were enough for them to tie up this series before heading to San Jose. 

Game 3 is Sunday night. 

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