The Vegas Golden Knights win the Stanley Cup with a resounding 9-3 win


It seemed likely that was going to happen with the way they were playing in this series, but the Vegas Golden Knights are Stanley Cup champions for the first time in their six-season franchise history. They did it with a dominating 9-3 win over the Florida Panthers and beat them in just five games with a 4-1 series win.

The Panthers were already without Matthew Tkachuk for the game, so it was going to be an uphill battle, and although they kept things tight for the first half of the first period, the dam broke pretty quickly.

First, the Golden Knights took advantage of the power play…for the Panthers. Mark Stone did Mark Stone things and generated a turnover at the blue line, creating a 2-on-1 where he latched on to the puck, then had the audacity to stop in front of the net before shooting past Sergei Bobrovsky for the first goal. And then less than two minutes later, Jack Eichel made a clever move to create chaos in front of the net, and with the puck loose in the crease, Nick Hague burst in to bring the puck home to give them a 2-0 lead.

The Panthers started making it a game early in the second, when at just 2:15, Aaron Ekblad took a shot from the point past Adin Hill at 2-1. However, it was an end as they were going to be, because after that it got a bit out of hand.

After that, the Golden Knights scored as a group to pretty much determine the Cup winner in the second period. Halfway through the second period, a sniper by alec martinez And significant pressure creating a goal from Reilly Smith came on less than two minutes apart to make it 4-1, then late into the frame, Stone blew his second And a bit of insistence from Michael Amadio in front made it 6-1 in less than three minutes apart at the end of the second.

And the third period was mostly a formality until the finish line. Ivan Barbaschev, Sam Reinhart, Sam BennettAnd Stone’s hat-trick goal everything happened in record time, but it had no impact on the final result. The Golden Knights won the game 9-3 and won the Stanley Cup.

It is the first time in Golden Knights franchise history that they have won the Stanley Cup in just six seasons, fulfilling owner Bill Foley’s promise to win a Cup in their first six seasons. They do so in their second appearance in the Stanley Cup Final after having played in their inaugural season, and their fourth appearance in the last four in six years of history.

For the Panthers, they completed their second Stanley Cup Finals similar to their first in 1996, although this time they earned their first Cup Finals win in franchise history. They enter the offseason with over $10 million in cap space and the most important play out being Radko Gudas if they don’t re-sign anyone.


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