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Superstition about Connor McDavid's outfit pays off in Game 6


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Sam Jones
June 3, 2024  (11:34)
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Superstition about Connor McDavid's outfit pays off in Game 6
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In an intriguing blend of ritual and performance, Oilers' captain Connor McDavid has turned heads not only with his on-ice skills but also his pre-game attire, donning the same outfit for three consecutive games.

This quirky superstition seemed to boost McDavid's luck as he scored early in Game 6, significantly contributing to the Oilers' 2-1 victory over Dallas. This win marks a monumental return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the Oilers, their first since 2006, an event stirring considerable excitement among fans.
During a routine media interaction, McDavid's demeanor reflected nothing but normalcy as he prepared for what could be a historic game. "It feels like any other day," he remarked, underscoring a focused calmness amidst rising expectations. The team, fueled by energetic fan support, looks to bring home joy and triumph in equal measure.
The game itself showcased McDavid's strategic prowess; his stunning bait-and-switch move culminated in a spectacular backhander that breezed past Dallas' Jake Oettinger, electrifying the crowd and setting the tone for the game. This goal, emblematic of McDavid's sharp mental game, highlighted his ability to leverage high-pressure moments.
McDavid's adherence to game-day superstitions didn't stop at his wardrobe. In a notable moment post-victory, he chose not to touch the Clarence Campbell Bowl, a decision steeped in hockey lore to avoid jinxing the team before the actual Stanley Cup victory.
Superstitions aside, the Oilers' captain's routines might just be the mental fortification needed to edge past formidable opponents. As the Oilers set their sights on Florida for the finals, fans and teammates alike hope that these rituals continue to favor McDavid and the team, ushering in what could be a defining moment in their storied franchise history.
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Superstition about Connor McDavid's outfit pays off in Game 6

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