Golden Knights Defeat Panthers 5-2 in Stanley Cup Final Opener 

By: Nitin Singh

Zach Whitecloud's late goal lifts Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-2 triumph over the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Shea Theodore shines with a goal and an assist, playing a key role in the Golden Knights' victory.

Jonathan Marchessault extends his scoring streak, finding the net for the fifth time in six games.

Adin Hill stands tall in the net, making 33 saves to help secure the win for Vegas.

Jack Eichel impresses with two assists in his playoff performance for the Golden Knights.

Eric Staal and Anthony Duclair score for the Panthers, but their efforts fall short against a resilient Vegas team.

Sergei Bobrovsky makes 29 saves for Florida but cannot prevent the loss.

Vegas improves to 8-3 in the playoffs when allowing the first goal, showcasing their resilience and determination.

The Golden Knights' victory in Game 1 puts them in a strong position, as historically, teams winning the opener have a high chance of winning the series.