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Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Cup Final schedule, scores, highlights
From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Explore the full picture and coverage on each team.[read more]

Can the Panthers come back? Top takeaways from a Vegas blowout in Game 2
The Golden Knights are two wins away from their first Stanley Cup as the series shifts to Florida. Here's what we've learned so far -- and how it impacts the remaining games.[read more]

Panthers affirm 'utmost confidence' in Bobrovsky
Though Florida coach Paul Maurice didn't confirm Sergei Bobrovsky would be back in goal for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Panthers -- following their 7-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights Monday -- vowed to be better in front of their goaltender.[read more]

Confident Tkachuk stands by Panthers' physicality
Despite the Panthers trailing 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final, Matthew Tkachuk hasn't lost his confidence and hopes the Golden Knights are thinking about being "halfway there" as they travel to Florida for Games 3 and 4.[read more]

Marchessault, Knights 'rewarded' in Game 2 win
Former Panthers forward Jonathan Marchessault scored twice, and the Vegas Golden Knights continued to make the most of home ice on Monday night, overpowering Florida 7-2 to take a dominant 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.[read more]

Panthers lose Gudas in first period of Game 2 loss
Florida Panthers defenseman Radko Gudas, a 33-year-old veteran who was on the other end of a hit from Vegas forward Ivan Barbashev with 13:23 left in the first period, left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, a 7-2 victory for the Golden Knights.[read more]

Stanley Cup Final Game 2: Sights and sounds
Vegas and Florida are set for their first-ever postseason meeting with the Stanley Cup on the line. Here are the top sights from Game 1 in Las Vegas.[read more]

Bedard: Try to look at outside noise 'as a positive'
"If they decide to take me, that would be unbelievable," 17-year-old hockey phenom Connor Bedard said of the possibility of going No. 1 overall to the Blackhawks. "But we'll see what happens."[read more]

Caufield, Canadiens reach 8-year, $63M deal
The Montreal Canadiens have committed to young scorer Cole Caufield, agreeing to terms on an eight-year, $62.8 million deal.[read more]

'Ideal fit': Ducks hire Cronin as next head coach
The Ducks have hired veteran NHL assistant and AHL head coach Greg Cronin to be their new head coach.[read more]