The Golden Knights are pouring in goals on the Florida Panthers through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final and are looking unstoppable in pursuit of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. With 12 goals through two home games, Bruce Cassidy has the Golden Knights on the brink of immortality in just his first year as the Vegas bench boss.
After winning the first two games of the series at home, the Golden Knights turn to the task of taking on the Eastern Conference champions on their home ice in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers were 23-13-5 at home in the regular season and are 4-3 at home in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If the Golden Knights can continue their offensive explosion on the road, they would need just one win in order to set up a clinching scenario in Game 5 on their Vegas home ice.
General manager Kelly McCrimmon has invested an immense amount of the team’s resources to build a win-now roster, and after several years of disappointment and a lack of results in the playoffs, this Golden Knights team that is built around Jack Eichel, Mark Stone, and other productive veterans is closing in on hockey’s promised land.
If the Panthers manage to hold off the Golden Knights and win twice in Games 3, 4, and 5, the Panthers would host Game 6 before the series-deciding Game 7 would be played in Las Vegas, if necessary.
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