Connor McDavid needs just 13 points in his final eight games to reach the 100-point mark. The secret to his success? Nearly blinding himself with smelling salts.
Alex Ovechkin’s love of smelling salts is well known. Other Capitals, like Evgeny Kuznetsov and Marcus Johansson, have tried them but are not big fans. We can now add Connor McDavid to the list of players who just do not get down with the salts.
During an intermission of the Oilers game on Thursday, Sportsnet showed this clip of McDavid sniffing smelling salts on the bench. McDavid could not hide his displeasure as his left eye closed. He seemed to have to force his eyes open to get past the shock.
Two other Oilers, Pat Maroon and Adam Larsson, had no such problem. They took whiffs of the smelling salts, and they didn’t even flinch.
Maroon even went as far as shouting “come on” and tossing the salts back to his athletic trainer.
Sportsnet reporter, Gene Principe, tried his hand at what most players use to stay awake. Safe to say, he is on team do-not-like.
Why do players do this again exactly?!
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