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McDavid gets Carson Soucy back for cross check in game 4


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Sam Jones
May 19, 2024  (11:43)
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In a thrilling fifth game that could only be described as a dramatic mixture of skill and spirited exchanges, Connor McDavid returned to the ice with a vendetta.

Following a one-game suspension, Carson Soucy, notorious for a harsh crosscheck to McDavid's face in game four, rejoined the fray, setting the stage for a tense showdown.
During the previous encounter, Soucy, along with Zadorov, had double-teamed McDavid, delivering a severe crosscheck that marred the game's final moments. This aggression led to Soucy's brief suspension. Now, back on the ice, the dynamics between the players were charged, anticipation high among fans and players alike.
In what seemed like a script for revenge, McDavid, spotting an opening during the game, subtly retaliated. As he skated behind Soucy, McDavid delivered what appeared to be a light, perhaps tactical tap to Soucy's face—an act that went uncalled by the referees. This incident sparked outrage among Vancouver Canucks fans, who decried the lack of a penalty. However, given the backdrop of their prior confrontations, the decision to overlook this minor clash may have been a nod to the rough-and-tumble nature of playoff hockey.
Off the rink tensions, McDavid also made headlines for his performance, breaking through a minor scoring drought. With two assists in the first two periods, he played a pivotal role in pushing the Edmonton Oilers ahead. The team, clinging to a 3-1 lead, now stands on the precipice of forcing a decisive game seven, keeping alive their hopes in a critical 'Cup or Bust' season.
As the Oilers strategize to maintain their lead in the upcoming final period, all eyes will be on McDavid and his teammates as they navigate the pressures of the playoffs and the heightened expectations of their fans. The unfolding drama promises to deliver not only high-stakes hockey but also a test of strategy, resilience, and perhaps, redemption.
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MAY 19   |   49 ANSWERS
McDavid gets Carson Soucy back for cross check in game 4

Do you think McDavid deliberately caught Soucy with this high stick for revenge?

Yes, it was intentional1224.5 %
No, it was an accident3775.5 %
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