Connor McDavid needed less than 40 minutes to produce his first career postseason hat trick.
After opening the scoring 19 seconds into Game 2 of the Edmonton Oilers' qualifying-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks, the superstar forward made the highlight reel with an absurd backhand marker off the rush less than four minutes later.
McDavid then capped off the hat trick late in the second period.
With no fans in the building, some improvising was required.
After the game, McDavid said he didn't think the tradition was needed under the circumstances.
The Oilers captain needed only three shots to notch the hat trick, and all three of teammate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' assists in the contest came on McDavid's markers.
The Oilers ultimately defeated the Blackhawks 6-3 to even the series at one game apiece.