Congrats to the panthers, they were one minute away of being eliminated in the 1st round and now they are heading to the finals. A true cinderella story.
Not just that but they beat the best team in the regular season and the craziest part about it was that they were down 3-1 and came back to win in seven.
And they only made the playoffs becouse pens won their last regular season game which bumped florida to take the wildcard slot. (atleast thats what i heard)
@MrJapanApan to chicago lol
Only in hockey can this happen
@MrJapanApan pens loss got them in game 81
Last second goal at home to go to the Stanley Cup is so epic
Actually, there was 4 seconds left.
Absolutely huge...god the crowd shot of dad Keith was awesome. Love seeing that
@Atte LaYou must be fun at parties!
@Evgeny Sharogradskiy highly unlikely he even gets invited to parties.
@Evgeny Sharogradskiy Shh! Don't tell him there are parties.
Sergei Bobrovsky has 0.954 save percentage and 1.50 GAA since the 2nd round. Incredible stuff. Matthew Tkachuk, what a player he is. Justify the Hart Trophy nomination. And possibly candidates for Conn Smythe Trophy alongside Bobrovsky.
YOU DAMN RIGHT 🐆❗️
Tkachuk isn't possibly a candidate. He's DEFINITELY a candidate.
Tkachuk... HEART Trophy! ❤️
3 game winning goals in the series, 2 in ot and 1 in the last 5 seconds, thats just insane
@PunAsher til someone scores 15 points in 4 games in the finals and Tkachuck goes goalless
Congrats to the Panthers on making the finals 🙌
Yes like Shaina
YOU DAMN RIGHT
@Tj Richez who
@Brandel Saundh who ? Lol the comment says congrats my panthers on making the finals
Congrats to the panthers and all their fans. They are the most exciting team in hockey right now I hope they make it all the way. Tkachuk as an absolute badass.
The Panthers sweep a playoff series for the first time in franchise history as they advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1996.
Well that can't be the first time in franchise history if they're already been there once can it?
@Uncharted Wanderer he meant it’s their first playoff sweep in franchise history, 2nd finals appearance tho
It's actually kind of humourous that they swept the canes but not the leafs
1996... the days of Beezer in goal!
@Edwin Rivera It almost feels like this is 1996 all over again. I guess when Florida beat Boston in the first round that year, it was only a minor upset, but after that Florida would go on to win two series that the pundits gave them no chance to win, just like this year. Hoping for Florida's sake that the 1996 similarly ends with last night's game.
I'm so happy for the Panthers and BOB the beast!!! 4 great wins including a shutout, some big saves and they win the series! What a great team!! Bob he's such a beast, such great goaltending it's so awesome he's fun to watch damn he's good af!!!! Yessss let's GO PANTHERS!!!! Gg BOBROVSKY you're a machine! My fav goaltender!!!!
Omg we’re going to the finals! It’s been so long since we got this feeling. I’m so proud of this hockey team! LET’S GO CATS 🐱
I’m a canes fan but I’m happy for the panthers! I’m gonna be pulling for them!
Congrats to the Panthers, what a playoff run
Congratulations Florida, From a rangers fan, Hoping you guys make it all the way
Same. From another #blueshirts fan. Wish it was us but can't be mad at the Panthers
another rangers dan
Omg I can’t believe we’re going to the Stanley cup finals!!! Best game of my life, and loudest I’ve ever heard our barn, what a time to be a south Florida sports fan, 🎉❤
So happy to be in South Florida what a great time you are right
Heat better close it out tomorrow night though. Don't give Boston hope
@David Riedy I feel that bro. Tomorrow night is HUGE, expecting the south Florida sports magic to show up and Himmy drops at least a 40 piece.
@Brendan Keene yessir, hopefully they're disappointed in how they played Game 4 and will come out swinging in Game 5. Would like to see them get a week's worth of rest and healing from nagging injuries
YALL DONT KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM FOR MY PANTHERS 🐆 ❗️
Let’s go bro!!! We shocked the world. Let’s drop a grand and go to Vegas haha
@Biff “Y’all” is a grammatically correct contraction of the words “you all.” Very common in the American South.
ITS OUR TIME TJ
@Biff Have you never been to the south before?
As a (still grieving) Bruins fan but fair sportsman, I congratulate the Florida Panthers on their phenomenal performance and, of course, keep my fingers crossed for the team that knocked us out of the competition. Go Panthers, bring the Stanley Cup back to the Eastern Conference and our Atlantic Division!
Feel the same way. Panthers winning the Stanley Cup would actually provide some much needed closure.
YOU BETTER 🐆❗️
Don’t put that juju on them. Go Boston
As a leafs fan, ive been lowkey routing for them since the first round and especially this round, i hope they win it all, they deserve it going through 3 amazing teams while being the underdog
WOW THATS THE LOUDEST I EVER SEEN OUR PANTHERS 🐆 ARENA IM IN TEARS WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE MIAMI HEAT 🔥 WE ARE NEXT AS WELL
Florida deserved to win this series and get a chance to win the cup - they have played exceptionally.
Congrats Florida, you deserve it
I’ve been waiting all my life to see my Panthers do what they’re doing right now 😭
The swagger of this Panthers team cannot be stopped they are going all the way😳👍
Until they play Vegas
@Tom Bauer Knights haven’t seen a team with the speed, forechecking & depth the panthers have. Cats in 6
@Ryan Kimba ya they even dropped a game to the jets...
Let’s face it. Every break, bounce, bad call, good call has gone the panthers way. I always liked Florida but I just can’t get behind guys like Benning and Tkachuk.
Congratulations Panthers for making it to the Stanley cup finals!
As a humbled Maple Leafs fan, I'm rooting for the Panthers to go all the way, they really have their game together this year
As a Panthers fan since they formed in '93...this is well deserved!
I just got into hockey and was informed that Carolina got swept in the conference finals, not 1, but 3 times!!! Wow, I wish I would have known that before the series started. Congrats to Clutchchuk (anti-Jayson Tatum) and the Florida Panthers. I expect Vegas to be the absolute best matchups and see one of the greatest championships in sports history.
Isn't it fun?
As Boston Celtics and Florida Panthers fan, leave Tatum out of it 😭😅
As a proud Pittsburgh fan I’m happy to say we were part of that history. ‘09 cup champs and swept the canes on the way there.
I just wanted to say thank you to the 6 other fans at the game!!! J.K. nice job panthers and can’t wait to see what happens in the finals!
I wanted the Hurricanes to win it, but got swept away. Congrats to the Florida Panthers for winning the Eastern Conference, well earned.
Stars fan here, I respect this team so much and really hope for them to win. Unless we pull off some miracle then I'll continue to root for the Stars but if not I really want this team to win it. Florida is playing unreal and playing to win it all. GL Panthers on whoever you play in the next round.
My Cats were minutes away from being eliminated in the first round. They were one point away from missing the playoffs all together. Now, look at em. What an unbelievable run they’re having, they just seem to get more and more confident in themselves every game. They play with so much heart! I’ve been dreaming of moments like this for so long. All those years of heartbreak and anguish is finally paying off! VAMOS GATOS!!! 😻😻😻
Panthers are predatory! ... adelante!
Minute, singular, away from elimination. The grit and clutch play this squad has in them is absolutely unreal. Congrats man, I will be pulling for this Florida team to the end. Phenomenal story
Congrats Panthers. Nobody saw this coming. Bob is a machine. But i do wish it wasnt a sweep so we could have gotten more games.
That 3rd Panthers goal was phenomenal. Amazin stick work
Ironically, the Hurricanes were blown away in this series.
As someone from Miami, we party in hurricanes. Vamos gatos!
This run is absolutely nuts, this is big time LA Kings 2012 vibes right now.
Blues 2019 😜
We can’t forget the real hero in all of this… the Chicago Blackhawks. Without their heroic performance against the Pens’ the Panthers would have never humiliated the Bruins, Leafs, and Canes. Thank you Chicago
Buddy Robinson SOUTH FLORIDA SPORTS HERO 😂💪🏼
I knew the Blackhawks did something good this year by helping out my other team.
Not only that but Chicago secured the 3rd best odds in the draft and won, they made Pittsburgh clean house and ended their 16 year playoff streak.
I mean that performance will also get them Bedard, so they are getting more than rewarded 😂
This playoff run by the Panthers has been truly amazing to watch.
I was at game 4 in 1996 watching my Panthers being swept but was part of one of the greatest games played that night. I’ve waited 27 years for this moment! Combined with the Heat, south Florida is gonna be championship country this year!
What a run!! As a Senators fan, I hope we can see Brady have some of that playoff magic like Matthew soon!
This series between the golden knights and panthers is going to epic🙌🏻
Knights in 6
Knights haven't clinched yet. (I know... "yet")
2020 finals: Tampa vs. Dallas 2021 finals: Tampa vs. Montreal 2022 finals: Tampa vs. Colorado 2023 finals: Florida vs. TBD The Stanley Cup Finals cannot escape the state of Florida.
Thanks for passing the torch. 🤝 hell of a run by y’all.
2020 Playoffs were in Toronto and Edmonton bubble cities
@not your average idiotyou know what he means >:-(
Why the hell are they called Florida then? They should be called whatever city they are based from, otherwise Tampa Bay should merge with them.
I have absolutely no contempt for the Canes, even after they eliminated my Devils. I was actually hoping the best for them. These Panthers just look so damn good right now.
Were you alive for any of your team's three Cups?
Yeah, that has to be the closest sweep I've seen in 60+ years of watching hockey. Carolina has nothing about which to be ashamed here.
Devils are a young team. Just wait. Hughes went off this year. He's only getting better. Devils 😈
@C Pegg all of them :)
the cats could have had a chance to take revenge vs your devs. funny that devs swept cats in 2000, cats had playoff drought from 2001 to 2011 and devs eliminated cats again in 2012 when cats returned to playoffs
Congratulations, Panthers, good work, and all the team are just perfect.
This was one of the greatest series I've ever seen.
Same here...4-0 doesn't give any credit to Carolina...they lost super close games that could of went either waynbut fla..boy oh boy they squeaked out all 4 in nail biter fashion
The Florida Panthers deserve this. This is the team that should’ve been good last year. And boy they look like the team that won the President’s Trophy last year.
Agreed They got the President’s trophy last year (albeit it’s not the big goal) but now this year hopefully they’ll get it. It’s looking like they’ll play Vegas which will be interesting
It's Tkachuk and Bobrovski that are propelling them to a possible cup.
@Greysen Gagne Not unlike Rick Reilly and Jordan Binnington in 2019. Two players who got hot at the right time propelled a crappy team to the Stanley Cup.
@John Valleau You have no clue.
Florida Panthers fans, from everyone in Pittsburgh, you are most welcome! We are rooting for you guys! Keep up the amazing Cinderella story!
what a proud dad moment that had to have been, congrats panthers
Miami has got some of the clutches players I’ve ever seen. Jimmy in basketball and Tkachuk in hockey. Congrats cats. Unreal performance
Especially in both their capacities as the lowest seeds in their Eastern Conferences. Incredible
Jimmy Butler and Matthew Tkachuk each have more heart than most ❤️ ... so much so that they can transcend their physical reality within the game.
Watch some mj, Larry bird, magic….joe Montana tapes
panthers are from fort lauderdale? lol
@prepaidtrash555 bruh they’re like 45 mins from each other. Even if, who cares
Third panthers goal was one of the most pure hockey goals I’ve seen in my life
How can you not love this team?
I'm so proud of this team! Matt and Bob have been simply amazing along with the rest of the team!
I've waited 27 years for this! Let's go Panthers!!!!
I had to wait 44 years for the Blues to finally do it. I'll be cheering for the Panthers so that you don't have to wait that long!
The Florida Panthers and Miami Heat have very similar paths
boston in shambles
Lol all true. But since the lakers lost, I only got VGK to cheer for
The cardiac cats just keep finding ways to win. Absolutely amazing run.
I like how the replay let that end goal linger. Big playoff moment right there.
Once they beat Boston, I had a feeling they were gonna go all the way. Congrats Florida!
Bobs has shown he can be a force since his days in Philly. He just needs more consistency during the regular season and he would be starting every game.
This Florida team is on a roll. They were so close to not making the playoffs, and then so close to being knocked out in the first round. Now they feel like they'll find a way to win any game they play. A 4-0 sweep doesn't do justice as to how competitive this series was. At least the Canes can say they don't have to see Matthew Tkachuk again until next season. I can only imagine they're tired of him lol
bruins fan here and you can only route for the Panthers. this is a legendary run and there is no doubt in my mind they are winning the cup. this is meant to be
4:57 That pass by Eric Staal was beautiful
As a Knights fan, I gotta say congrats! You guys beat the Bruins, Leafs and swept the Canes! Not easy teams to beat! Way to go Cats! You deserve it 👏
That Toronto was mentioned as a joke or seriously? Boston? Canes? Ok tho
Leafs should not be acknowledged. Easily the least competitive series in the NHL. Pushover free win.
They made the playoffs, didn't they? Sorry for being nice 🙄
@Henry Ludvor Leafs were not a pushover in their series. The 4-1 result much like the 4-0 result from Carolina doesn't reflect the closeness of the series. Bobrovsky was clutch in both.
Florida Panthers are a legit force, great fans there. Happy for them and it’s good to see some new teams play for the cup almost every year
Go on the panthers!!! Hope they sweep the final.
Awesome job Panthers! I'd love to see a Vegas Florida battle. Panthers did not fool around!!
I used to hate the Panthers because they beat my Pens to go to the Cup in 96. Well that was a long time ago lol. I’m rooting for them. They look unstoppable
This Florida team is unreal.
Way to go Floridians!! What a blast!!!
It's crazy to be what it must feel like for the rest of the panthers knowing that their goalie even being out shot in most games of the playoffs will close the door. then the rest of the team to back that up with some all around good teamwork, its a making of a cup winning team for sure. LA will have their hands full.
good luck to the panthers, I've been rooting for you all the way to victory in Boston....even though you're not my favorite team I hope your winning continues
Let’s go Panthers !!! Gotta win the first Stanley Cup!!!
Maybe it was a sweep but we got 2 OT games (5 total extra periods). All games decided by 1 goal. Almost like a 6 Game series all decided by 1 goal. It is one of the best series of all the Playoffs. Because the winner will take the Cup. Go Panthers!!!
They are SO on fire! I hope they won't exhaust and lost the momentum through the Finals!
What is this Sorcery??? I am so proud of the Panthers! Wow these guys are good.... scary good! Enjoy your rest then win the Stanley Cup! Wow what a "feel good" story this is. 👍👍👍
Panthers are 11 - 1 in the last 12 games! Let's think about that for a sec. Nothing to FEAR, playing hard and a great goal tending in Bob
I honestly saw this coming! If you have kept up with this team all season long offense and power play have been incredibly weak. I knew it was only a matter of time until our luck ran out. There was like a 10 game streak in the regular season where the only players that scored goals was our Blue line defenseman. It was fun to watch and it won us some games, but with that if your star players aren't showing up and putting pucks in the back of the net Aho,Necas, Jarvis etc that isn't a recipe for a Stanley Cup. Those guys I named were an absolute no show in the Florida series and that was the nail in the coffin. Got to get our offensive woes and PP inconsistency figured out during the off season. Better luck next season
Wow congrats! Nervous for my VGK. Looking forward to an amazing series. Enjoy the win tonight Fla
I've been saying for the past several years: one day the cats are going to go all the way. My friends thought I was nuts. So I get a lot of satisfaction out of this. #Gocatsgo
Gotta feel it for Andersen. The best performance of his career only to get floridad
Dude has lost so many playoff series now :( he’s the new Lundqvist
I think we are about to see one of the most entertaining Stanley cup ever Panthers vs golden knights .
Panthers are showing an incredible spirit beside being outsider in the first round
Well, the Canes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi | #82 actually made it to the Stanley Cup Finals a couple of years ago, with the Canadiens. Of course, back then, he spent much of his time in the press box, and not dressed to play. There may have been something to that.
I got into hockey when Knights became a Team hope to see them play against the Panthers!
From being on the Brink of elimination round 1 more than once. To now heading to the cup finals.... Unreal
Paul Maurice has this crew on a roll.🍻 Jets, Canes, Leafs, Bruins can eat their hearts out. It's the best "team" that wins cups by out working, grinding & never quitting, not looking for personal glory. This is on a par with St Louis Blues & a couple of Montreal's unlikely runs including their recent Covid era battle from the bottom. 👍🏆👍
Holy smokes what a goal! MVP of the playoffs!
Boston taking FLA to 7 actually looks good now LOL Congrats to FLA, this is a crazy good team that got hot right on time.
As a Blackhawks fan I really hope the Panthers win the Stanley Cup
The rat king is possibly the best player in the league. Clutch, Physical, Leader, and most importantly gets under teams skin... Don't see VGK stopping them. Reminds me of the Kings back in the day.
Couldn’t have said it any better 💯
after four games you have to admit that Carolina was neither mentally ready nor did they try their luck. instead, they were struck by bad luck and played dizzy by the Panthers. I'm now rooting for Dallas to even try to win one/some. *_GG Panthers_* you guys obviously deserve this! _!Sunshine State on Fire!_
Not mentally ready? I think you're way offbase with that. I think they showed incredible toughness and mental fortitude...just in game 4 they lost two more people during the game and came back not once, but twice....and it took the Refs stealing the game away in the last minute for them to lose.
This is Eric Staal's 18th NHL season. It would have been his 20th if it had not been for the 2004-2005 NHL Lockout, and him not being signed by any NHL team for the 2021-2022 season. He also played in three shortened seasons - the 2012-2013 lockout, and 2-COVID seasons - 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Eric Staal would have had 500 NHL goals by now. He scored 14 goals this season and currently stands at 455 career goals. He is 45 goals shy of 500. He can get his 500th NHL goal by scoring 15 goals each season for the next three seasons. No word yet on what will happen to Eric Staal after this season. Will Florida re-sign him? Does he want to keep playing? Does he want the 500th goal? Will any other team sign him? Will he retire? If Florida wins the Stanley Cup this season, he should return! He could be the 50th or 51st member of the NHL 500+ goals club. His competition for the # 50 spot is Patrick Kane. Evgeni Malkin will be the 48th member of the NHL 500+ goals club, and Joe Pavelski will be the 49th.
Tkachuk coming up clutch. The man put his whole team on his back.
I agree so does Brady
One of the all time moments of 2023
Absolutely brutal effort and sense of urgency from Martincook and Aho on the game winning goal lol
They should never have been in that position. Total BS call by the referee...especially with what they let florida get away with that third period. Even then, it took goalie interference not called for them to win. Rigged. Go Vegas.
@Ess Be I think it was a brutal call as well, they shouldn’t of had a PP to begin with. Definitely wasn’t enough to make a call for goalie interference from Bennett tho. It’ll be an interesting Stanley cup finals that’s for sure.
IDK how I feel about that last goal. A stick to the crotch on the goalie SEEMS like it'd be interference to me. But nobody really knows what goalie interference actually is anymore so there's that. Either team advancing is a good. Bob's back on the case and looking like his CBJ days are back. I pitty anyone shooting against Bob for the cup.
Florida still would have won in OT, but the game winner should have been goalie interference. Bennett got his stick stuck in Andersen's pads when he put it back down after a stick check by Andersen. But since Bennett was in the blue paint and did not control his stick to avoid contact with Andersen, I think it's a clear goalie interference. Pesce falling down made it hard for Bennett to remove his stick, but by that time Tkachuk already had the space he needed to score.
hahahaha bruins fan hahahaha
That 3rd panthers goal was a beaut
Dude...I been watching over 20 yrs....is that not the greatest crowd u ever seen. Some of these plays the Panthers made were some beautiful hockey plays and the fn crowd for fla was amazing I wish I was there.
That Paul Maurice Reaction was Amazing, Let's go Panthers you got this!!
Big Vegas fan but really like the Panthers. A tough team.
Good for Paul Maurice. He deserved better than Winnipeg gave him
Even as a bruins fan I gotta say I’m pretty hyped For Florida, looks like they’re taking cup and I’ll be surprised if they don’t!
From a leafs person, pretty remarkable, hope they win it.