The Vegas Golden Knights have six players remaining from the 2017-18 expansion team that shocked the hockey world by reaching the Stanley Cup Final during their first season.
Forwards Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, Reilly Smith and William Carrier and defensemen Shea Theodore and Brayden McNabb will be working for a better result this year after losing in five games that season to the Washington Capitals.
"It doesn't come around too often," Smith told reporters on Friday. "You have to make the most of our opportunities, and I think everyone in the locker room is excited about the chance we have in front of us."
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The Florida Panthers have shocked the hockey world this postseason as the eighth seed upset the record-setting Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes to reach the Final for the first time since 1996. That team was swept by the Colorado Avalanche.
Either the Golden Knights or Panthers will skate away with four wins this time and capture the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. Here's what to know about Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final:
When is Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final?
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 3, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
How can I watch Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final?
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final will be shown on TNT. A pregame show will start at 7 p.m. ET on TNT.
How can I live stream Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final?
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final can be live streamed at TNT.com, on the TNT app or on streaming services that carry TNT.
What is the expected goalie matchup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final?
Who has been to the Stanley Cup Final before?
Vegas: In addition to the six players from 2018, Alex Pietrangelo, Ivan Barbashev, Chandler Stephenson and Alec Martinez are former winners. So are Phil Kessel, who hasn't been used much in these playoffs, and backup goalie Jonathan Quick. Coach Bruce Cassidy lost the 2019 Final with the Bruins.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Stanley Cup Final Game 1: TV, live stream for Golden Knights-Panthers