Florida Panthers Final

For a long series, the Florida Panthers are prepared to settle in.

The Panthers were defeated 5-2 by the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday after letting the game slip away from them in the third period.

However, after winning 11 of their previous 13 games, they are definitely not in a panic.

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky of the Panthers, who lost despite recording 29 stops, remarked, "It's the first game.

The series is lengthy. There is a lot of hockey left to play. We move on after having fun and learning.

At 9:40 in the first period, Eric Staal, who was playing in his 100th playoff game of his NHL career.

Collected a feed from Anton Lundell, raced around the goal, and beat Adin Hill with a deft wraparound goal to give the Panthers the lead on the penalty kill.

Less than a minute into the second period, the Panthers came close to taking the lead again.

Hill made seven high-danger saves throughout the contest.