Panthers vs. Oilers final score: Evan Rodrigues nets two goal in Game 2 as Panthers take 2-0 series lead in 2024 Stanley Cup Final

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The Panthers are just too good in the third period. 

After leading the league in third-period point differential in the regular season, they’re doing it again in the playoffs. It showed in Monday night’s 4-1 win over the Oilers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Evan Rodrigues was the hero as he broke a 1-1 tie unassisted and tipped in the team's third goal to put the Oilers in trouble over halfway through the third period. His second goal shattered Edmonton's penalty kill streak.

Florida outshot Edmonton significantly earlier on, but the Oilers still had the 1-0 lead via Mattias Ekholm's first period goal. The Panthers scored four unanswered starting in the second period with Niko Mikkola.

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Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves, allowing one goal that trickled through the five hole — his only mistake of the night. Stuart Skinner had a much tougher night having faced 28 shots, saving 25 of them.

The Oilers pulled Skinner with just under six minutes remaining, and Aaron Ekblad scored an open netter from mid-ice with 2:28 to play.

Florida has the odds in its favor as 91% of teams to lead 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals go on to win the title. The series shifts to Edmonton for Games 3 and 4.

The Sporting News provided all of the updates and highlights from Panthers vs. Oilers Game 2 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final. 

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Panthers vs. Oilers updates, highlights from Game 2 of 2024 Stanley Cup Final

(All times Eastern)

End of game: Panthers 4, Oilers 1

11:09 p.m.: Desharnais is ejected and Panthers on a power play to end the game.

11:06 p.m.: GOAL! Empty netter for Ekblad from mid-ice. Panthers survive the power play and essentially end the game here. Just 2:28 remaining as Panthers lead 4-1.

11:04 p.m.: Oilers call timeout with 3:30 to play.

11 p.m.: Matching penalties are almost other, but now Panthers are going on the penalty kill due to a delay of game.

10:59 p.m.: Oilers pull Skinner with 5:53 to make a 5-on-4.

10:56 p.m.: Bobrovsky stops McDavid on a breakaway! Panthers still lead 3-1 with under six to play.

10:55 p.m.: Game goes to 4-on-4 for penalties on both ends for two minutes.

10:50 p.m.: GOAL! Rodrigues again! He tips in Lundell's shot to put the Panthers up 3-1 with under eight to play. That breaks the Oilers' penalty kill streak.

10:46 p.m.: Karkov goes down by way of a Draisaitl roughing penalty. Panthers back on the power play for two minutes, nearly a major penalty.

10:42 p.m.: Reached the halfway point. Just 9:53 to go.

10:37 p.m.: Panthers have the best third period goal differential in the regular season and playoffs this year. It's showing as they took the lead. Just 12 minutes to play.

10:28 p.m.: GOAL! Rodrigues scores from the dot, firing it over Skinner's right shoulder. Panthers lead 2-1 with under 17 minutes to play.

10:25 p.m.: We're back with a 1-1 game for the third.

End of second period: Oilers 1, Panthers 1

10:05 p.m.: Florida up 22-7 in the shots department at the end of the second period.

10:02 p.m.: Penalty killed, 34 straight for the Oilers.

10:01 p.m.: Wow wow wow. Skinner swallows one from point blank range to keep Bennett from breaking the tie.

10 p.m.: Yikes, first minute of the Florida power play didn't have much possession. Oilers even got a shot on the kill. The unit has killed 33 straight.

9:56 p.m.: Oilers power play was dangerous — lots of chances, but game remains 1-1. Now Florida heads to the power play for two minutes.

9:50 p.m.: Another Florida penalty, this one won't interrupt their own power play. Two minutes of Oilers advantage.

9:48 p.m.: Florida's offense is applying pressure, but no goals just yet. Shots at 18-6 in favor of Panthers.

9:43 p.m.: GOAL! Mikkola finds the back of the net on the low glove side. Game is tied 1-1 at 10:20. Goal came moments after Mikkola nearly tallied an own goal.

9:35 p.m.: Florida leads the shots 14-5 and has time on attack advantage, but still trails with just under 13 minutes to play in the second period.

9:29 p.m.: Panthers have over six minutes of time in the offensive zone, while Oilers have just over three minutes. Edmonton leads 1-0 with 16:30 left in the second period.

9:27 p.m.: Bennett nearly gets a short-handed goal but misses from point-blank range. Back to full strength.

9:26 p.m.: Oilers go on the power play after no scoring from the 4-on-4.

9:24 p.m.: Another Florida penalty, 33 seconds of 4-on-4 before the Oilers get the advantage.

9:23 p.m.: Hockey is back. Second period is underway.

End of first period: Oilers 1, Panthers 0

9:03 p.m.: The power play has 1:14 to go and will continue in the second period.

9:02 p.m.: Ekblad and Luostarinen are both back after injury scares. Florida will go on the power play with 46.2 left in the period.

9:00 p.m.: Ekblad went to the locker room after McDavid landed on his ankle. Would be a tough loss for Florida's defense.

8:54 p.m.: Panthers go scoreless on the power play.

8:52 p.m.: Panthers back on the advantage for 1:23. Seven minutes to play in the period.

8:50 p.m.: Wow! Montour hits the crossbar on a open net as Skinner was slow to adjust. No goal. Oilers lead 1-0 with 7:47 to play in the first.

8:48 p.m.: GOAL! First shot on goal tonight = first goal of the series. Mattias Ekholm goes five hole on a 2-on-1 breakaway to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Still 4-on-4.

8:47 p.m.: Oh, man. Oilers escape trouble with a Florida tripping call. It'll be 4-on-4 for two minutes before Panthers take back advantage.

8:45 p.m.: This power play could be game-changing. The Oilers will have their hands full for five minutes.

8:40 p.m.: Luostarinen takes a gnarly hit to the knee and can't put weight on his left leg. Foegele picks up a five-minute major for kneeing. He was ejected from the game.

8:38 p.m.: Excellent penalty kill by Florida, not even allowing a shot from Edmonton. Oilers barely had time on attack in that two-minute frame.

8:33 p.m.: Bennett picks up a penalty for tripping, and the Oilers will go on the power play. They went 0 for 3 in Game 1.

8:31 p.m.: Panthers had a good offensive set, holding the puck in the offensive zone for over 40 seconds, but neither of the two shots got past Skinner.

8:25 p.m.: Just one shot between both teams through the first 3:13 in the opening period. No real scoring opportunities yet.

8:21 p.m.: Alonzo Mourning, former Miami Heat player, bangs the drum moments before puck drop. Game 2 is underway!

Pregame

8:14 p.m.: Florida vs. Oilers is almost here. Buckle up for Game 2. Live updates to come.

8:00 p.m.: Oilers taking the ice for Game 2:

7:54 p.m.: Here are the Panthers warming up ahead of Game 2:

7:18 p.m.: Puck drop is under an hour away as the Oilers look to bounce back after their Game 1 loss on the road.

What channel is Panthers vs. Oilers on today?

  • TV channel: ABC (U.S.) | Sportsnet, CBC, TVA (Canada)
  • Live stream: Fubo | NordVPN

Game 2 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final between the Panthers and Oilers will air live in the U.S. on ABC. 

In Canada, fans can catch the game on Sportsnet, CBC or TVA. 

Fans hoping to stream the action in the U.S. can do so on Fubo, which offers a free trial. That way, you can try before you buy. 

If Game 2 of Panthers vs. Oilers is not available to watch live in your location or if you're traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services from any device, anywhere in the world. 

Panthers vs. Oilers Game 2 start time

  • Date: Monday, June 10
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

Game 2 of Panthers vs. Oilers will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, June 10. 

The game will be played at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida. 

Panthers vs. Oilers series schedule

DateGame/ResultTime (ET)TV channel
Sat., June 8Game 1: Panthers 3, Oilers 0ABC, Fubo
Mon., June 10Game 2: Panthers 4, Oilers 1ABC, Fubo
Thurs., June 13Game 3: Panthers at Oilers8 p.m.ABC, Fubo
Sat., June 15Game 4: Panthers at Oilers8 p.m.ABC, Fubo
Tues., June 18*Game 5: Oilers at Panthers8 p.m.ABC, Fubo
Fri., June 21*Game 6: Panthers at Oilers8 p.m.ABC, Fubo
Mon., June 24*Game 7: Oilers at Panthers8 p.m.ABC, Fubo

*if necessary 

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Bryan Murphy is an NHL content producer at The Sporting News.

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Brendan O'Sullivan is an editorial intern for Sporting News.