Connor McDavid's message to haters sparks buzz ahead of Game 3

Tyler Ball
June 12, 2024  (1:15 PM)

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid addressing the media ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals
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The Edmonton Oilers find themselves down in the Stanley Cup Finals 2-0 with their backs against the wall captain Connor McDavid addressed the media.

The Edmonton Oilers came into the Stanley Cup Finals as the hottest team in the playoffs. Their powerplay and offense were clicking and goaltender Stuart Skinner was on a roll. Despite their success leading into the series things have not gone well in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Oilers come out of the gates flat in the Stanley Cup Finals

Many people who tried to predict the events of the Stanley Cup Finals believed this series would be incredibly even. However, a Game 1 loss by the Edmonton Oilers to the Florida Panthers despite heavily outshooting their opponent planted a seed of doubt.

The Panthers would take a 1-0 series lead. In Game 2 the Edmonton Oilers came out with more of a physical presence but were dominated in the shots department. Another strong performance from Florida Panthers forward Evan Rodrigues led to a 2-0 series lead for the Panthers.
This has led to a mass panic among Edmonton Oilers fans. Their team is now in a must-win game to stop the Florida Panthers from taking all of the momentum.

Connor McDavid addresses the doubters ahead of Game 3

Hearing all of the panic from the fans can be a difficult thing to deal with as a professional athlete. For Connor McDavid, the pressure is nothing new and he looks forward to proving all those who doubt his team wrong.
I'm looking forward to people doubting us again, McDavid said after his Oilers' 4-1 loss in Game 2 in Miami. We're good with our backs against the wall.

It's another opportunity for our group to come together and dig our way out, McDavid said. It's supposed to be hard, it's supposed to be difficult. I'm excited to see what our group is made of

Oilers focus shifts to Game 3 as the pressure mounts

The Edmonton Oilers are now focused on Game 3 that will take place tomorrow night. Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl knows the intensity needs to increase from his group and that his individual play needs to be better.
We can certainly be better, Draisaitl said on Monday night. It starts with me.

He added: «I certainly have a lot more to give. Not my best tonight.

The Oilers will be in front of their home crowd for the puck drop of Game 3 on Thursday night. If they fail to pull out a win they will find themselves one loss away from elimination.
Source: Hockey Feed
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