Florida Panthers Dominate Third Period to Beat Edmonton Oilers and Secure 2-0 Lead in Stanley Cup Final

Sports | June 11, 2024, 6:45 a.m.

The Florida Panthers dominated the Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, securing a 4-1 victory to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. Evan Rodrigues led the way with two goals in the third period, while teammate Niko Mikkola tied the game in the second period. The Panthers outshot the Oilers and capitalized on power plays, breaking Edmonton's streak of penalty kills. Despite losing captain Aleksander Barkov to injury, the Panthers displayed resilience and teamwork. Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch remained optimistic for Game 3, emphasizing the need to focus on one game at a time. With the Panthers heading to Edmonton with a 2-0 series lead, the Oilers face an uphill battle to turn the tide in Thursday’s matchup.