Cree superfan celebrates an Oilers comeback

The Edmonton Oilers celebrated win and move on to game five in the playoffs

Outside of Roger’s Place, Blair Gladue, better known as Superfan Magoo, is dressed head to toe in an orange suit with the logo for the Edmonton Oilers cheering on his favourite team during game four.

The Cree man is from Calling Lake, Alta. but he’s a famous character in Alberta’s capital city.

“I am so excited baby. Game 4 … Stanley Cup finals.”

Gladue poses for photos before the game. People line up to speak to him, take pictures and leave with a smile as he gives them his signature line.

“I love you,” says Gladue to everyone he comes across.

And tonight he may have been a good luck charm.

The Edmonton Oilers started off fast and furious and ended with a 8-1 win.

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Oilers fans outside Roger’s Place. Photo: Danielle Paradis/APTN

Dylan Holloway had two goals and an assist, Mattais Janmark a goal and an assist, Adam Henrique, Darnell Nurse, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan McLeod also scored for the Oilers.

Vladimir Tarasenko replied for the Panthers, scoring their one goal of the night.

Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists as Edmonton beat the Florida Panthers, upsetting a three game lead.

Edmonton is looking to become the fifth team in NHL history – and the second in the final, joining the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs—to come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series.

The Oilers picked up their first victory in the championship round since June 17, 2006

“We hope to drag them back here to Edmonton for the final game,” said Connor McDavid to reporters after the game.

McDavid celebrated a major milestone tonight by surpassing Wayne Gretzky for the record of most assists in one post-season in NHL history.

Behind the scenes, Stephanie Poitras, a security guard at Roger’s place is beaming. The Cree woman was able to snag one of the pucks from tonight’s game.

She’s worked at the Roger’s Place area since it opens in 2016.

Stephanie Poitras shows the puck she got in game four of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs. Photo: Danielle Paradis

“I was able to watch the game down here. One of the perks,” she said to APTN News.

Game 5 will go Tuesday night in Sunrise, Fla. And Game 6 is scheduled back in Edmonton if the Oilers are able to extend their winning streak.

With files from the Canadian Press

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