Stanley Cup Final: Golden Knights take 2-0 series lead after defeating Panthers 7-2


The Vegas Golden Knights took a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final after defeating the Florida Panthers in a 7-2 victory on Monday night in Game 2.

Jonathan Marchessault scored twice, and had an assist to finish with three points; he set a Golden Knights record with his 12 postseason goals. Brett Howden scored twice, and Alec Martinez, Nicolas Roy and Michael Amadio scored once, while Adin Hill made 29 saves for the Golden Knights.

For the Panthers, Matthew Tkachuk and Anton Lundell scored; while goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was removed 7:10 into the second period down 4-0, and defenseman Radko Gudas left early in the game after he was injured on a hit by Vegas forward Ivan Barbashev.

The Panthers and Golden Knights will face-off in Game 3 on Thursday in Sunrise, Florida.

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