The Panthers cap the Hurricanes with a last minute goal

Matthew Tkachuk scored his second goal of the night with five seconds left in regulation Florida Panthers They won 4-3 and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday in Sunrise, Fla

THE Panthers Completed a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals, capping his second trip to the championship. They were swept by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1996 Finals

With Florida on the power play, Tkachuk calmly drove the puck in front of the net and scored his ninth goal of the playoffs to end the streak. Tkachuk scored three game-winners in the best-of-seven set, the others coming in the fourth overtime of Game 1 and the first OT of Game 2.

His goal tied the NHL record for the last game-winning goal scored in regulation. Nick Metz of the Toronto Maple Leafs eliminated the New York Rangers with five seconds left in Game 6 of the 1942 Stanley Cup semifinals.

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Anthony Duclair and Ryan Lomberg also scored Pantherswho recorded the franchise’s first playoff streak

THE Panthers will face the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Dallas Stars in the finals. Vegas leads Dallas by three games

Florida goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves and captain Aleksandr Barkov had two assists.

Paul Stastny, Teuvo Teravainen and Jesper Fast scored hurricanes, who were pushed to the Eastern Conference finals in their last three trips. Brady Skjei and Jordan Martinook each collected an assist, and goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 20 shots.

Duclair sent the Panthers He went on a run when he opened the scoring 41 seconds into the game, and Tkachuk doubled the lead with a power-play goal midway through the opening frame.

THE hurricanes even as Stastny scored his fourth goal of the playoffs to put the visitors on the board at 13:03 of the first period, Teravainen scored his first goal of the postseason at 2:51 of the second period.

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Lomberg moved first in the playoffs Panthers took the lead again midway through the second period, but Fast tied it again with 3:22 left in the game.

Both teams lost players to injuries during the game. Florida forward Eetu Luostarinen left the game in the second period after blocking a shot with his leg.

Carolina defenseman Jaccob Slavin took a clean but hard hit from Sam Bennett and appeared to hit his head on the ice as he fell backward. According to the team, the man suffered an upper body injury.

hurricanes Stefan Noesen also left the match due to an upper body injury sustained in the first period. He played briefly in the second period, but did not skate in the final frame

— Field Level Media