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By Zane Miller

On Monday, June 24th, 2024, the Florida Panthers defeated the Edmonton Oilers at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida, to win the 110th Stanley Cup Finals four games to three. It was the first Stanley Cup championship for the Panthers franchise. This was also the first series to go all seven games after one team won the first three games since the 1945 Finals. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.

5. #97 Connor McDavid (Oilers)- F

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McDavid earned player of the game honors in game five, as he contributed two goals and two assists in the Oilers’ 5-3 victory.

4. #23 Carter Verhaeghe (Panthers)- F

Verhaeghe nabbed player of the game in game one, scoring the opening goal of the series as the Panthers went on to win 3-1 along with getting the opening goal of game seven.

3. #13 Sam Reinhart (Panthers)- F

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Reinhart earned game three’s player of the game, contributing the opening goal as well as an assist on the eventual game-winning tally as Florida won 4-3 to take a commanding three-game lead in the series.

2. #17 Evan Rodrigues (Panthers)- F

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Rodrigues captured player of the game honors in game two, getting a pair of goals as the Panthers went on to win 4-1.

1. #72 Sergei Bobrovsky (Panthers)- G

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Bobrovsky scored game seven’s player of the game award, making 23 saves on 24 chances in the Panthers’ 2-1 Cup-clinching victory, after also earning a 32-save shutout in game one of the series.

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