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Stanley Cup: Florida Panthers beat Vegas Golden Knights to cut finals deficit to 2-1

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In a thrilling showdown, the Florida Panthers managed to close the gap in the Stanley Cup finals, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in overtime.

The Panthers, ranked as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, faced off against the Western Conference’s top seeds, the Golden Knights.

During their first home game in the best-of-seven series, the Panthers secured the win with a goal from Carter Verhaeghe just five minutes into overtime.

Matthew Tkachuk also played a pivotal role, tying the game for the Panthers with a little over two minutes remaining in regulation.

Previously, the Panthers had faced defeat in all six of their Stanley Cup finals matches.

Their 1996 end-of-season finals saw them swept 4-0 by the Colorado Avalanche.

On the other hand, the Golden Knights, established in 2017, are striving for their first-ever Stanley Cup victory.

Vegas’ Mark Stone equalized the score in the first period following Brandon Montour’s opener, and Jonathan Marchessault provided the visitors with a 2-1 lead in the second period.

The teams are set to clash again in Florida on Sunday at 01:00 BST.

Historically, out of the 55 teams that trailed 2-1 in the Stanley Cup finals, only 11 managed to overcome the deficit and claim the trophy.

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HockeyFan93 June 9, 2023 - 2:22 pm

Wow, what a game! The Florida Panthers really showed up and beat Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup finals. Can’t believe they cut the deficit to 2-1. So intense, so much action!

SportsJunkie22 June 9, 2023 - 2:22 pm

Panthers did it! They won against Golden Knights, 3-2 in overtime. Verhaeghe scored the winner, talk about clutch performance! Panthers were losin’ but Tkachuk tied it up. Nail-biter ’til the end!

GoalieSaves4Days June 9, 2023 - 2:22 pm

Incredible comeback by the Panthers! They’ve been strugglin’ in the finals, but this win gives ’em hope. Gotta give credit to Vegas, though. Stone and Marchessault played their hearts out.

DieHardHockeyFan June 9, 2023 - 2:22 pm

Finally, Florida Panthers tasted victory in the Stanley Cup finals! They’ve had a tough history, but this win could turn things around. Excitin’ to see if they can come back and win the whole thing!

SportsGuru101 June 9, 2023 - 2:22 pm

The Panthers’ win brings the series to 2-1. It’s not over yet! Both teams are fightin’ hard, and anything can happen in the Stanley Cup finals. Can’t wait for the next match!


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