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Jared’s Daily: Golden Knights Take Game 1; Babcock to Columbus



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.

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]

With Connor Hellebuyck’s contract expiring next year, he could find a home in Detroit or in Buffalo if the Winnipeg Jets decide to deal him. [Detroit Hockey Now; Buffalo Hockey Now]

Jared Serre covers the Washington Capitals for Washington Hockey Now. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.