Panthers vs. Golden Knights live score, updates, highlights from Game 2 of 2023 Stanley Cup Final


The Stanley Cup Final continues on Monday night, as the Golden Knights and the Panthers meet for Game 2. 

Vegas threw the first punch on Saturday night, defeating Florida 5-2 to open the series. Five different Golden Knights players found the back of the net, including Zach Whitecloud, who had the game-winning goal. Meanwhile, Adin Hill was sensational in net yet again, saving 33 of the 35 shots that came his way.

Vegas’ victory marks the third consecutive series in which the Golden Knights have taken the first game. The club improved to 7-3 at home during the 2023 playoffs and is aiming to make it 8-3 at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. 

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On the other side, the Panthers dropped a Game 1 for the first time since the first round against the Bruins. It also was the first time that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky allowed at least four goals since Game 6 against Boston.

Bobrovsky hasn’t lost back-to-back games yet this postseason, while the Panthers haven’t done so since Games 3 and 4 in the first round. They’ll try to draw even with the Golden Knights before the series shifts to South Florida for the next two contests. 

The Sporting News is providing updates and highlights from Game 2 of the Golden Knights vs. Panthers Stanley Cup Final.

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Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 2 score

  1 2 3 F
Panthers 0
Golden Knights 1

Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 2 live updates, highlights from 2023 Stanley Cup Final

First period

8:36 p.m.: GOAL! Jonathan Marchessault stays flaming hot and gives the Golden Knights the first goal of the game 7:05 into the contest. He rips a shot over the glove of Bobrovsky that hits the back bar and comes out. A great screen in front by Mark Stone made it difficult for Bobrovsky to see. That’s Marchessault’s 11th goal in the last 12 games and second of the series. Golden Knights 1, Panthers 0. 

8:33 p.m.: The physical play has ramped up the last couple of minutes, especially on the Vegas side. Keegan Kolesar laid out Josh Mahura and then Ivan Barbashev obliterated Radko Gudas, who is hurting and heads down the Florida tunnel. Ryan Lomberg was called for high-sticking behind the play, so Vegas gets the first power play chance of the night. 

8:28 p.m.: Carter Verhaeghe gets a breakaway for Florida about four minutes in and tries to beat Adin Hill with a backhand, but the Vegas goaltender makes the stop. He made it look a lot easier than that was, reading Verhaghe’s fake to perfection. 

8:24 p.m.: Vegas’ passing in the offensive zone is so fluid. The team constantly moves the puck from low to high, getting the defense involved, but can send it back down low and work a cycle below the goal line. 

8:21 p.m.: Game 2 is underway from T-Mobile Arena. 


8:05 p.m.: A last-minute change in the Florida lineup, as Paul Maurice elects to go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen with Radko Gudas not at 100%. Casey Fitzgerald enters the lineup while Zac Dalpe comes out. 

7:45 p.m.: No lineups changes on either side for Game 2. Bobrovsky vs. Hill in the crease. 

7 p.m.: Jonathan Marchessault is red hot entering Game 2. The Golden Knights forward opened the scoring for Vegas in Game 1, his 10th goal in his last 11 games. 

6:35 p.m.: Eetu Luostarinen has already been ruled out for the Game 2 contest on Monday night by Paul Maurice. The forward missed Game 1, as he recovers from an injury he suffered in the final game of the Eastern Conference Final. 

6:30 p.m.: Sergei Bobrovsky hasn’t lost back-to-back games yet in this postseason. He’s hoping that trend continues in Game 2. On the other side, Adin Hill has only lost one game at home during the 2023 postseason. 

Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 2 start time

  • Date: Monday, June 5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 2 puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. local time in Vegas, on Monday, June 5.

The game is being played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Games 3 and 4 of the series are scheduled to be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Fla.

What channel is Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 2 on?

  • TV channel (U.S.): TNT, TBS, truTV
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet, CBC, TVAS 
  • Live stream (U.S.): TNT app, TBS app, Sling TV
  • Live stream (Canada): SN NOW, CBC Gem, CBC Sports app

In the U.S., Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 2 will be broadcast on TNT, TBS and truTV. Fans in Canada can watch on Sportsnet and CBC in English or TVA Sports in French.

For those looking to live stream the game, the TNT and TBS apps are options in the United States.

Fans in the U.S. can also watch the Stanley Cup Final on Sling TV, which is now offering half off the first month. Viewers can stream the sports they love starting at $20 for the first month with Sling Orange, which offers TNT.

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In Canada, streamers can watch the game through SN NOW, CBC Gem or the CBC Sports app. 

Panthers vs. Golden Knights Game 2 odds

  • Puckline: Panthers +1.5 (-224) | Golden Knights -1.5 (+186)
  • Moneyline: Panthers +121 | Golden Knights -147
  • O/U: 5.5

The Golden Knights enter Game 2 as favorites over the Panthers once again. They were favored in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final and made good on that confidence with a 5-2 win.

Odds provided by Sports Interaction.

Panthers vs. Golden Knights playoff schedule

Date Site Time (ET) TV/Result
Sat., June 3 at Vegas FINAL Golden Knights 5, Panthers 2
Mon., June 5 at Vegas 8 p.m. TNT, TBS, truTV, SN, CBC, TVAS
Thu., June 8 at Florida 8 p.m. TNT, TBS, truTV, SN, CBC, TVAS
Sat., June 10 at Florida 8 p.m. TNT, TBS, truTV, SN, CBC, TVAS
*Tue., June 13 at Vegas 8 p.m. TNT, truTV, SN, CBC, TVAS
*Fri., June 16 at Florida 8 p.m. TNT, TBS, truTV, SN, CBC, TVAS
*Mon., June 19 at Vegas 8 p.m. TNT, TBS, truTV, SN, CBC, TVAS

*If necessary

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