Panthers Rally, Top Golden Knights 3-2 in OT of Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Overtime. Season on the line. The Florida Panthers keep finding ways to flourish in those moments.
And for the first time, theyve won a game in the Stanley Cup Final.
Carter Verhaeghe snapped a wrister from the slot into the high back of the net 4:27 into overtime and the Panthers rallied to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 3. Vegas still leads the title series 2-1, but Florida has life and found a way to turn overtime into its favorite time once again.
The Panthers are 7-0 in these playoffs in OT actually winning more games in extra sessions than theyve won in regulation.
Were the Cats, Verhaeghe said. We have whatever lives we have, but its awesome. It shows how great our team is and the guys on our team have no quit in them.
Matthew Tkachuk tied it with 2:13 left in the third period for the Panthers, who got the franchise's first title-series game win in seven tries. Florida had to fend off a power play to start overtime, and Verhaeghe got the winner with Tkachuk providing some traffic in front of the net.