Florida Panthers take 3-0 series lead in Stanley Cup Final

The hockey team from Florida (Florida Panthers) knocked off the Edmonton Oilers by a 4-3 score in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final this morning to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

Off the Oilers’ Warren Foegele, who levelled the game just as the second period was about to get underway, with the Panthers leading 1-0.

After that, the Panthers tore the middle period apart, scoring three straight goals to take a 4-1 lead into the final frame.

Goals by Ryan McLeod and Philip Broberg in the third allowed Edmonton to tie the game at one and made things interesting. But the Oilers’ bid at a comeback fell just short.

One more win and the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history will be raised by the Panthers.

It was an exciting opportunity for this team at the Stanley Cup,” Florida forward Sam Bennett said afterwards. That said, he added, this series, far from finished.

“We got a job to do,” Bennett said on the ABC program. “We have to come in here ready to play the same game.”

On the other hand, the Oilers are trying to do what only one franchise has managed in the entire NHL history: win the Stanley Cup Final when trailed by 3-0 in the series. That were the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 1942.

Three other teams have managed to come back from seemingly insurmountable deficit in the NHL playoffs; the Los Angeles Kings did it in 2014.

Game four is Saturday at 8 p.m. ET from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada.

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