2024 Stanley Cup Final Will Be The Florida Panthers vs The Edmonton Oilers

The Florida Panthers will face off against the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup finals. One night after the Panthers defeated the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the players were home on their sofas watching the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars battle in their Game 6 on the Western Conference side of the bracket. Edmonton won the game, and the series, knocking out the Stars in six game and punching their ticket to Sunrise.

During the playoffs, Edmonton leads all teams in scoring with 63 goals in 18 games. Florida is second with 55 in 17 games. The Oilers currently have the NHL’s top three playoff scorers – led by Connor McDavid’s 31 points – and five of the top seven. Florida has three players in the top nine. The Panthers also finished with a better regular season record, so they’ll enjoy home ice advantage in the championship series.

Both the Panthers and the Oilers will now get nearly a week to prepare for one another while allowing for any lingering injuries or ailments to heal. Florida won each of the two regular season matchups, outscoring the Oilers 10-4 including a 5-1 victory in Edmonton back in mid-December.

Some Significant Events Throughout History That Took Place In The Month Of June

June has been a significant month in history with numerous impactful events. Here are some notable occurrences:

  1. June 6, 1944 – D-Day: Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, marking the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany in World War II.
  2. June 19, 1865 – Juneteenth: This day commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the Confederate South.
  3. June 5, 1967 – Six-Day War: This brief but pivotal conflict between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria significantly altered the political landscape of the Middle East.
  4. June 28, 1914 – Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand: The heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated in Sarajevo, sparking World War I.
  5. June 18, 1815 – Battle of Waterloo: Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, leading to his final exile and the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
  6. June 16, 1963 – First Woman in Space: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space aboard Vostok 6.
  7. June 25, 1950 – Korean War Begins: North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, leading to a conflict that involved many countries under the United Nations banner.
  8. June 4, 1989 – Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing, resulting in a significant, though disputed, number of casualties.
  9. June 22, 1941 – Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany launched a massive invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II, which became one of the largest military operations in history.
  10. June 26, 1945 – United Nations Charter Signed: Representatives from 50 countries signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco, establishing the United Nations organization.

These events reflect a range of political, social, and scientific milestones that have had lasting effects on the world.