NHL: Vegas corrects Florida and leads 2-0 in the final – rts.ch


Vegas is 2 wins away from the first Stanley Cup in its short history. The Golden Knights once again ruled at home in Act II of the NHL Playoff Finals, thrashing the Florida Panthers 7-2.

The task of the Panthers, who will meet their supporters Thursday evening for game no. 3, promises to be delicate: 38 of the 41 teams having won twice at home at the start of a Stanley Cup final ended up triumphing.

Florida must also ask itself the question of the goalkeeper. Sergei Bobrovsky, who had 93.5% saves in these playoffs before this final, conceded 8 goals in 4 and a half periods. He was replaced Monday by Alex Lyon after the 4-0, scored in the 28th minute on the 13th shot on target by the Golden Knights.

Marchessault walks on water

Opposite, Adin Hill, on the other hand, delivered the goods with 29 saves. But the Golden Knights were above all able to count on their fiery attack led by Jonathan Marchessault: the Canadian striker – whom Vegas had “snatched” from the Panthers during his expansion draft in 2017 – scored 2 goals and 1 assist.

Author of 12 goals in his last 12 matches after remaining « silent » in the first 7 matches of these final series, Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring from the 8th, in numerical superiority, before registering the 5-1 in the 43rd . Brett Howden also scored twice in the Vegas camp.



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