"I wouldn't want to be on the other side, but sometimes there's nothing you can do," linemate Leon Draisaitl told Sportsnet's Mark Spector. "He's just too good. I'm not taking anything away from those guys over there (Colorado), but sometimes it's just unstoppable."
McDavid came out of the gate steaming hot, registering four points in the first period before adding two more in the second. The center's night concluded with three goals, three assists, and six shots on goal over 17:55 of ice time in his best NHL performance to date.
The phenom's efforts pushed him into second in league scoring with 37 points in 21 games, trailing only Draisaitl, who recorded five assists in the 6-2 victory to bring his season points total to 41.
"It's just another day at the office for them," said Zack Kassian, the third member of Edmonton's dominant top line. "They're probably thinking in that second period, 'Hey, let's go get eight!' Or, "I can get nine!'
"They're wired differently. They're the elite of the elite. Edmonton is spoiled to get to watch these two guys every night."
The Herculean efforts of the Oilers' big guns on Thursday helped boost the club's cushion atop the Pacific Division. Edmonton now sits four points clear of the Arizona Coyotes with a 13-6-2 record.