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Someone Is Winning Their First Stanley Cup 🏒

It's the Golden Knights against the Panthers with the most iconic trophy in sports on the line, and history will be made either way. Game 1 is going down tomorrow night in Vegas, who ya got? The top team in the West or the Florida underdogs? 🍿 (3 min read)

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Stanley Cup Finals Preview

Good news for any impartial hockey fans out there — the Stanley Cup is officially headed somewhere it’s never been before 😎

  • After an eventful Stanley Cup Playoffs, we’re left with just two teams remaining, and either the Las Vegas Knights or the Florida Panthers will emerge from the Finals with the first championship in franchise history

  • Despite the seeding discrepancy between the two, oddsmakers are giving just a slight edge to the Knights (-125) in the series, with the Panthers checking in as +105 underdogs. Take a look at this matchup breakdown ⬇️

Just a couple of classic hockey towns, am I right? No exaggeration, it’s set to be about 98 degrees outside of T-Mobile Arena as Game 1 gets underway in Vegas tomorrow 😂

  • Just call it a continuation of the warm weather revolution we’ve seen in the NHL recently, and the Panthers are picking up where their Florida neighbors left off 🌴

There must be something in the Florida water, because the Panthers are currently in the midst of a title run eerily reminiscent of the one the Heat are attempting just a few miles down the road 😳

  • No offense to Himmy Buckets (trademark pending), but the Panthers’ run might be even more impressive — not only did they have the fewest regular season points of any playoff team, but they also faced a 3-1 first round deficit against the historically good Bruins

  • But since then, this team has been nothing short of dominant, with just one loss in their last 12 games 📈

After Game 4 of the first round, Florida was +10000 to win it all; now, they’re just four wins away from turning that lottery ticket into a reality

  • The improbable surge has been spearheaded by Captain Clutch himself Matthew Tkachuk, who ranks second in postseason scoring, and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, fresh off a historically good series 💪

With a run like this from the Panthers, you almost have to throw regular season resumes out the window. But in Vegas’ case, it’s tough to ignore how good the Western Conference regular season champs have been all year long

  • And in case you weren’t already sold on the Knights’ title chances, look no further than the final audition they gave the last time they took the ice 😤

A 6-0 rout is certainly one way to arrive at the Stanley Cup Finals in style. This Golden Knights team is deep, they’re talented, and most importantly they’re motivated — whether it be by revenge, or a lengthy wait to get here ⬇️

Eichel and the Knights will look to make their home fans happy when the first puck of the Stanley Cup Finals drops tomorrow night at 8PM EST. Take a look at how the lines are shaping up for Game 1 👇

  • Spread: Golden Knights -1.5

  • Moneyline: Golden Knights -130, Panthers +108

  • O/U: 5.5 Total Goals

Trivia Question: Which other expansion team joined the NHL alongside the Panthers in 1993?

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For My Parlay Gurus

The Panthers have been looking like the team of destiny, but after a dominant showing their last time out, I gotta back the Knights tonight in front of the Vegas faithful. But with Bobrovsky the “Brick Wall” in net for Florida, I think that happens in a low-scoring affair. Check out this parlay 👇

  • Golden Knights ML vs. Panthers: -130

  • Under 5.5 Total Goals: -104

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Trivia Answer: The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim made their NHL debut alongside the Panthers in the 1993-94 season

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