The Florida Panthers defended their home ice effectively in the Stanley Cup Final against the Edmonton Oilers, winning Game 2 with a 4-1 score on Monday night. This victory gives them a 2-0 lead in the series as it moves to Edmonton’s Rogers Place for Games 3 and 4.

The Panthers are now halfway to claiming their first championship in franchise history. Their fans expressed their excitement with chants of “We want the Cup” as the game concluded.

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Here are five key takeaways from Game 2:

1. Unlikely Goal Scorers Both teams have star-studded rosters, but Game 2 saw goals from unexpected players. Edmonton’s Mattias Ekholm opened the scoring with his fifth goal in 20 playoff games. Florida’s Niko Mikkola and Evan Rodrigues also found the net, with Rodrigues scoring twice, bringing his playoff tally to five goals. Aaron Ekblad sealed the win with an empty-net goal, his first of the playoffs.

2. Bobrovsky’s Stellar Performance Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was again a wall in net, stopping 18 shots and allowing only one goal. His save percentage through the first two games is impressive, having stopped 50 of 51 shots. Bobrovsky’s performance has been crucial in containing Edmonton’s high-powered offense.

3. Edmonton’s Offensive Struggles Edmonton’s top scorers, including Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, have been largely ineffective. McDavid managed only one assist, while Draisaitl has gone six games with just one goal. The Oilers need more production from their stars if they hope to turn the series around.

4. Panthers’ Dominance in the Third Period Florida has been particularly strong in the third period throughout the playoffs. In Game 2, they scored three goals in the final period to secure their victory. The Panthers have outscored opponents 28-11 in the third period during the postseason and 7-1 against the Oilers in this series.

5. Barkov’s Injury Concern Despite the win, there is concern for Florida’s Aleksander Barkov, who left the game after a hit from Leon Draisaitl in the third period. The severity of Barkov’s injury is unknown, but his absence would be significant for the Panthers.