The Vegas Golden Knights have opened the Stanley Cup Final with a victory.
That and more from around the league in today’s daily.
Stanley Cup Final
Five different players scored for the Vegas Golden Knights en route to the team’s 5-2 Game 1 win over the Florida Panthers. [Vegas Hockey Now]
The team’s first road loss since April 17, the Florida Panthers are not hitting the panic button just yet. [Florida Hockey Now]
Around The NHL
The Columbus Blue Jackets are expected to name Mike Babcock the team’s next head coach as soon as his Maple Leafs’ contract expires at the end of June.
Speculation around the Memorial Cup is Mike Babcock will return to the NHL as @BlueJacketsNHL new coach and the delay in announcing coincides with his existing contract with the Maple Leafs expiring the end of this month. https://t.co/OUlxBRS8bq
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 3, 2023
From The National Hockey Now Network
Bruins defenseman Dmitry Orlov is looking forward to free agency, with securing a long contract being a priority. [Boston Hockey Now]
It’s official: Flyers vs. Devils will be one of two NHL Stadium Series games this upcoming season, meeting at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 17. The Islanders and Rangers will meet the following day. [Philly Hockey Now; New Jersey Hockey Now]