Las Vegas Golden Knights win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Florida Panthers
The NHL playoffs are in full swing, and the Stanley Cup Final kicked off last night with the Las Vegas Golden Knights facing off against the Florida Panthers. The Knights came out on top, winning the game 3-1 thanks to a hot third period.
The Panthers struck first with a goal from Jonathan Huberdeau early in the second period, but Vegas answered back just minutes later with a goal from Reilly Smith. The game remained tied until the third period, when the Knights pulled ahead with two quick goals from William Karlsson and Max Pacioretty.
The win puts Vegas up 1-0 in the series, and the team will look to continue their winning ways in Game 2 on Monday.
For fans who may have lost touch with the NHL since the last time their favorite team made the playoffs, ESPN offered a guide to the Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Panthers and Knights. Meanwhile, The Hockey News provided a guide specifically for fans of the New Jersey Devils, with tips for getting up to speed on the tournament.
Saturday’s game also saw an exciting moment early on, as Vegas scored the first goal of the Final with a short-handed marker from Smith. And for sports bettors looking to cash in on the action, numberFire offered a betting guide with tips for Saturday’s game and beyond.