(Sunrise, FL) -- The Florida Panthers have punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1996.
Matthew Tkachuk scored with just 4.3-seconds remaining as the Panthers beat the Hurricanes 4-3, sweeping the Eastern Conference Final series 4-0. Tkachuk scored twice for Florida, which will be seeking its first-ever championship after losing to Colorado in its lone appearance back in '96.
PANDEMONIUM IN FLORIDA!!!
THE PANTHERS ARE HEADED TO THE STANLEY CUP FINAL pic.twitter.com/grM09Fr0mF
— NHLonTNT (@NHL_On_TNT) May 25, 2023
The Panthers will meet either Vegas or Dallas in the Stanley Cup Final. The Golden Knights currently lead the West Final series 3-0, with Game Four set for Thursday in Dallas.