3 reasons the Edmonton Oilers didn't win the Stanley Cup

The Edmonton Oilers won't be winning the Stanley Cup this season. These are the three biggest reasons why.
NHL Stanley Cup Final - Edmonton Oilers Practice
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Connor McDavid was held off the scoresheet in the final two games

Connor McDavid won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the Playoffs. It is very rare that a member of the losing team wins the award.

However, it was a questionable decision based on the final two games. McDavid's 41 points were the fourth most in a single postseason which is incredible but he didn't get a single point in the final two games.

That is not going to be good enough for McDavid. The expectation is that he provides a ton of offense. That is the whole reason that the Edmonton Oilers were where they were.

If he comes up with a big goal or assist in the final game of the series, there is a good chance that the Oilers are the Stanley Cup champions instead.

It was an all-time great performance from McDavid but he ran out of gas in the final game. It is a reason they are the runner-up instead of the winner.