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Mile High Heat: Miami Wins Game 2, Panthers Up Next

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Hey, look who went on the road, lost Game 1 and then rallied to win Game 2? It’s the Miami Heat of course.

The Heat played one whale of a fourth period quarter on Sunday night as it rallied to beat the host Denver Nuggets 111-108 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

The best-of-7 series turns to Miami for Game 3 on Wednesday.

Miami’s win Sunday was its first in Denver since 2106.

The Panthers, of course, are down 1-0 to the host Vegas Golden Knights after losing 5-2 on Saturday night in Game 1.

Florida has never won in Vegas — so, the Panthers would like to keep traveling alongside the Heat in this postseason journey.

The Panthers will try and even things up and bring that series back to South Florida in the same condition the Heat one is.

FLORIDA HOCKEY NOW

Anthony Duclair gambled on himself and the Florida Panthers in 2020.

This is one bet that has paid off handsomely for both sides.

— The Vegas Golden Knights say they won’t be goaded into penalties but the Panthers say they are going to continue to play a hard-hitting style of hockey. The Knights are no slouches, themselves.

Matthew Tkachuk made his debut in the Stanley Cup Final and it did not go according to script. He ended up getting tossed not long after his soft clearing pass was picked off by Stone and sent into the back of the net to make it 4-2 in the third.

— There was no panic in the Panthers following the loss. They know this is a long series. Lots of hockey left to be played.

— When Colby is not being complimented by the NHL commissioner for his sportscoat, he is answering your questions about the Panthers. The newest FHN Mailbag is up!

— Three of the past five Stanley Cup champions won the Presidents’ Trophy the previous season. Could the Panthers make it four of six?

— The Panthers wanted to keep their road juju rolling but their road playoff winning streak ends at eight — second all-time in NHL postseason history.

It’s not a dog bone at all: Marc Staal spilled the ‘beef’ regarding a new postgame ritual.

— The Panthers got over 10,000 at the arena last night for Game 1 and they’re going to have outdoor watch parties for home games as well.

Sergei Bobrovsky has accomplished a lot during his 13 seasons in the NHL. For the first time, he is in the Stanley Cup Finals. Bobrovsky spoke to FHN about those rumors of losing 20 pounds in Game 5, holes drilled into his skates, his mindset going into the Final and that glorious flow he’s got going on right now.

— There is a TON of video is up on the FHN YouTube Channel including Game 1 postgame reaction from Paul Maurice, Sergei Bobrovsky and Eric Staal. Also pregame from Matthew Tkachuk, Anton Lundell, Sasha Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe.

We also have off-day video from Maurice, Anthony Duclair, Ryan Lomberg, Sam Reinhart and Zac Dalpe. Come back later for Game 2 pregame stuff.

To see all the videos, you can click the embedded videos below or head directly to the FHN YouTube Channel RIGHT HERE to see everything all in one place.

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NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW

Have the Vegas Golden Knights figured out the Sergei Bobrovsky puzzle?

How about Matthew Tkachuk? Maybe.

We’ll see. Again, one game.

— Where the Montreal Canadiens stand with their goalie prospects.

— Wrapping up the Colorado Avalanche season with a bright red bow.

— Some folks the Pittsburgh Penguins may or may not be looking at.

FLORIDA PANTHERS ON DECK

THE 2023 STANLEY CUP FINAL
FLORIDA PANTHERS AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
GAME 2 (Vegas Leads 1-0)
  • When: Monday, 8 p.m.
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: WQAM 560-AM, WPOW 96.5 FM2, WBZT 1230-AM (Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); SiriusXM
  • Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932
  • Series Schedule — Game 1: @Vegas 5, Florida 2; Game 2: Monday at Vegas, 8 (TNT); Game 3: Thursday at Florida, 8 (TNT); Game 4: Saturday at Florida, 8 (TNT); Game 5*:Tuesday June 13 at Vegas, 8 (TNT); Game 6*: Friday June 16 at Florida, 8 (TNT); Game 7*: Monday June 19 at Vegas, 8 (TNT). * – If Necessary
  • 2022-23 Regular Season Series (Even 1-1): @Vegas 4, Florida 2 (Jan. 12); @Florida 2, Vegas 1 (March 7)
  • All-time Regular Season Series: Golden Knights lead 6-3-1
  • Postseason History: First meeting
  • How They Got Here — Vegas: d. Winnipeg in 5, Edmonton in 6, Dallas in 6; Florida: d. Boston in 7, Toronto in 5, Carolina in 4.

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