With tonight’s 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at FLA Live Arena, the Florida Panthers advanced to the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, defeating the Hurricanes four games to nil in the Eastern Conference final. The Panthers return to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1996.
The Panthers toppled three of the top four regular season teams in terms of points en route to the 2023 Stanley Cup Final. Florida overcame a 3-1 series deficit for the first time in Round 1 to beat the Presidents’ Trophy winner Boston Bruins, who had posted the most wins and points in a single season in NHL history. The Cats then defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in five games to advance to the franchise’s first conference final since 1996. In the Eastern Conference final, the Cats topped the Carolina Hurricanes in the first four-game sweep in franchise history. The Panthers won 11 of 12 games after losing to Boston in Game 4 of Round 1, and went 6-0 in overtime through the first three rounds.
Florida’s series-clinching victory over Carolina marked the third instance in the League’s expansion era (since 1967-68) where the lowest-ranked team reached the Stanley Cup Final, after Montreal in 2021 and Nashville in 2017. The Panthers became the first club in NHL history to enter the postseason as the lowest-ranked team and sweep a best-of-seven series to clinch a spot in the finals.
Exclusive Eastern Conference Champions merchandise is now available at Pantherland and FLATeamShop.com. Pantherland will be open at special hours for fans to gear up before the Stanley Cup Final.
Go shopping at:
- Thursday, May 25, 11 AM-7 PM
- Friday, May 26, 12 PM-6 PM
- Saturday, May 27, 11 AM-6 PM
- Sunday, May 28, 12 PM-4 PM
Panthers territory members will receive pre-sale access to single-game Stanley Cup Final tickets beginning Thursday, May 25. Fans interested in tickets to a single game of the Stanley Cup Final are encouraged to subscribe to the Panthers 93 Society e-newsletter by clicking here for pre-sale early access. Tickets for a single game will be available to the general public on Friday, May 26 at 12:00 pm*
*Ticket availability is extremely limited
Stay tuned to FloridaPanthers.com for the 2023 Stanley Cup Final schedule announcement, activations, parties to watch, tickets and more. The series schedule will be announced by the NHL.
Join Panthers Territory today. A 2023-24 Territorial Membership is the only way to receive access to all 2023 Stanley Cup Playoff home games, exclusive benefits, savings and events. Call 954-835-PUCK or visit FloridaPanthers.com/
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