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Amazing Finish! Florida Panthers Win In OT



Matthew Tkachuk celebrates game-winning goal.
Matthew Tkachuk celebrates winning goal in Panthers' 3-2 win.

Game on. Series on.

Thanks to Sergei Bobrovsky and a late goal to send the game into overtime, host Florida defeated the Vegas Golden Knights, 3-2, Thursday night.

Vegas leads the Stanley Cup finals, 2-1, with Game 4 scheduled for Saturday night in Florida.

Bobrovsky, who played for the Flyers from 2010-12, was back to his brilliant self, displaying the superb goaltending that has the Panthers in the finals for the first time since 1996.

The National Hockey Network has coverage from Florida Hockey Now and Vegas Hockey Now.

Florida Hockey Now: The Panthers score late, with an extra skater, then win in overtime on Carter Verhaeghe’s goal. Panthers party like it’s 1996 with first victory in Stanley Cup finals. Star forward Matthew Tkachuk takes a big hit, leaves the ice, but returns.

Vegas Hockey Now: Golden Knights regroup. “No one said it would be easy.” Vegas was two minutes away from taking a 3-0 series lead.

Philly Hockey Now has at least two stories we will post this morning. At 10, we have a story about “Bullies” a proposed TV series featuring the Flyers. At noon, we have a story that looks at possible Flyers draft picks with the No. 22 pick they acquired in the Ivan Provorov trade.

Good morning. It’s Friday!

Stanley Cup Finals At A Glance:

Who: Vegas Golden Knights at Florida Panthers

What: Stanley Cup Final. Vegas leads the series, 2-1

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, Fla.


Flyers, In Case You Missed It:

Carter Hart trade talk has the rumor mill churning.

Flyers prospect Helge Grans has size and talent to succeed. Grans was acquired in Ivan Provorov trade.

Analysis: Why Daniel Briere’s trade of Ivan Provorov was necessary for Flyers to rebuild.

Around The National Hockey Network:

Boston Hockey Now: Bruins’ Tyler Bertuzzi is “pretty intent” on trying free agency: source.

Buffalo Hockey Now: Sabres need to sign young defenseman Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power to contract extensions.

Chicago Hockey Now: Reviewing the Blackhawks’ draft that landed Alex DeBrincat.

Colorado Hockey Now: Should Avalanche pursue Jets center Pierre-Luc Dubois?

Detroit Hockey Now: Independent scouts assess Red Wings’ top five prospects.

Montreal Hockey Now: Taking a look at Canadiens’ top three buyout candidates.

New Jersey Hockey Now: What we’re hearing about Devils’ unrestricted free agents.

New York Islanders Hockey Now: Isles sign Finnish forward Eetu Liukas to entry-level contract.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: What a goalie surplus means for Penguins.

San Jose Hockey Now: Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson wins The Victoria Prize, awarded in honor of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden. The award is given every summer to celebrate the season of a top Swedish athlete or team.

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