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By the numbers: McDavid's Conn Smythe case - even if Oilers lose

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The NHL record books are littered with Connor McDavid's name thanks in part to his otherworldly play in the 2024 Stanley Cup Final. The Edmonton Oilers captain has built a strong case to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, even if the Florida Panthers hang on to win the series.

Below, we break down some mind-boggling stats and numbers from McDavid's historic playoff run.

-155 - McDavid is now the betting favorite to win the Conn Smythe Trophy. He's -155 on theScore Bet (60.8% implied win probability) even though the Oilers are still +275 to win the series. McDavid entered Game 5 at +700 to win the Conn Smythe.

5 - Only five players have won the Conn Smythe as a member of the losing side in the Stanley Cup Final: Roger Crozier (1966), Glenn Hall (1968), Reggie Leach (1976), Ron Hextall (1987), and Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2003). Leach is the only skater from that group.

34 - The NHL record for assists in a single postseason, set by McDavid this year. It's three clear of Wayne Gretzky's prior record of 31. Even if McDavid hadn't scored this postseason, he'd still lead all players in points. If you just counted his primary assists (24), he'd have more points than anyone on the Panthers.

42 - McDavid already has the fourth-most points in a single playoff year with 42, and he's within striking distance of Gretzky's all-time record of 47. McDavid has 10 more than the next most this postseason (Evan Bouchard), and 20 more than the Panthers' leader (Matthew Tkachuk).

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4 - With four points each in Games 4 and 5, McDavid became the first player ever with consecutive four-point games in a Stanley Cup Final. He and Gretzky are the only players with multiple four-point games at any time in a Final. McDavid's eight points over the last two games are the most while facing elimination in Cup Final history.

11 - McDavid's point total in the Stanley Cup Final is tied with seven others for the third most ever, but only two back of Gretzky's record of 13. It's also the most points in a final by an active player, and the most by any skater since Daniel Briere's 12 in 2010.

1.92 - The highest points-per-game mark while facing elimination in NHL history, currently held by McDavid. Ken Linseman (1.61) is second, while Gilbert Perreault and Leon Draisaitl (1.50) are tied for third.

3 - McDavid is the first player ever with multiple three-point periods in a single Stanley Cup Final. Hall of Famers Bernie Geoffrion and Stan Mikita are the only others with multiple three-point periods during their careers in the Stanley Cup Final.

174 - McDavid has racked up 174 points during the 2023-24 regular season and playoffs combined - besting his previous career high of 173 in 2022-23. Only Gretzky (10 times) and Mario Lemieux (three times) have exceeded that mark.

52.5 - McDavid has a point on 52.5% of Edmonton's goals this postseason.

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