Florida Panthers Take 3-0 Series Lead In Stanley Cup Final

The Florida Panthers defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 to take a 3-0 series lead in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday.

The Panthers are now one win away from hoisting its first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Florida forward Sam Bennett said after the game that the prospects of winning the Stanley Cup is “exciting” but added that the series is not over.

“We got a job to do,” Bennett said. “We got to come prepared to play the exact same game.”

The Panthers were up 1-0, heading into the second period when Oilers forward Warren Foegele found the back of the net to level things.

The Panthers scored three more to take a final lead into the fourth period. Edmonton reduced the deficit to one with goals from Philip Broberg and Ryan McLeod.

On the other hand, the Oilers will look to do what only one team in NHL history has ever done, come back from a 3-0 series deficit in the Stanley Cup Final – the only team being the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs.

Game 4 is scheduled for Saturday at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada.

There hasn’t been a sweep in the Stanley Cup Final since 1998.

“You go through all your routines and everything throughout the year and you find out what works for you so that when you get in a moment like this, you know, you just do what you’ve done before,” Panthers forward Evan Rodrigues said. “And that’s what we’ll do and play the same way we played all year. That’s kind of where our focus is.”