Stanley Cup Playoffs: 6 Odd Stanley Cup Superstitions

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: 6 Odd Stanley Cup Superstitions
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Hockey players are a superstitious bunch. From players who put their equipment on the same way every game to Patrick Roy talking to his "friends" the goal posts every game.

Even fans have jumped into the fray of superstitions as some will wear the same jersey for every game their team plays.

The Stanley Cup playoffs are no different, filled with superstitions of its own.

Such as players not touching the conference trophy (believing it will bring bad luck) to the playoff beard.

Some superstitions come in the form of a team tradition, but the fans or players religiously perform the tradition, making it a superstition as well.

NHL ran a series of videos this year to promote the playoffs. In one narrated by actor Al Trautwig, he talks about the Boston superstition in Game 7 of the finals.

It was one of the stranger superstitions to be in the playoffs: An injured Horton brought with him a part of Boston to Vancouver to help his team win.

The oddness of Horton’s act was not the strangest thing to happen in an attempt to help the team win.

In the slides that follow, we look at six odd superstitions that have happened in the playoffs.

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