Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes play one of the longest games in NHL history

May 19, 2023
While the NHL contends with questions about the Arizona Coyotes’ future, four other warm-weather squads are taking to the ice for the Conference Finals.
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The GIST: While the NHL contends with questions about the Arizona Coyotes’ future, four other warm-weather squads are taking to the ice for the Conference Finals. Burning up.

Eastern Conference Final: Playoff scoring sensation winger Matthew Tkachuk (kuh-CHUCK) fared better than his former classmate (the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum) as his underdog undercat Florida Panthers schooled the Carolina Hurricanes 3–2 in last night’s Game 1 in Raleigh, which was one of the longest games in NHL history.

  • The ’Canes will have to batten down the hatches on their home ice in tomorrow’s 8 p.m. ET Game 2.

Western Conference Final: The reigning Western Conference regular-season champ Vegas Golden Knights host the Dallas Stars for Game 1 tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET. Dallas holds the head-to-head advantage after topping Vegas thrice this season, but you can’t bet against the Golden Knights’ (mainly Canadian) lineup featuring captain Mark Stone and winger Jonathan Marchessault.

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