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Florida Panthers can clinch Stanley Cup with Game 4 win over Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Zach Hyman (18) as Dmitry Kulikov (7) defends during second period Game 3 action of the NHL Stanley Cup final in Edmonton on Thursday, June 13, 2024.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON — The Florida Panthers have a chance to make history tonight as they take on the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final.

The Panthers are up 3-0 in the best-of-seven series and looking to win their first championship in franchise history.

Florida has effectively shut down Edmonton's offence so far, keeping superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl from scoring and shutting out the Oilers' usually potent power play.

Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has been a force throughout the series, allowing just four goals on 86 shots.

Oilers forward Zach Hyman says his team still has an unwavering belief because the group never gives up.

The only team in NHL history to come all the way back from a 3-0 deficit in a final was the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 15, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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