The 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, after quite a wild ride, are over. The Vegas Golden Knights made relatively quick work of the Florida Panthers in the Final, ending the series with a 9-3 Game 5 win on Tuesday.
It caps what a postseason that was full of surprises.
The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy and entered the playoffs after setting new NHL records for wins (64) and points (135). Boston couldn’t even make it out of the first round though, as the Panthers pulled off a historic upset in Game 7 to knock them out.
In the West, the Colorado Avalanche looked ready to defend their title as champions, but that didn’t last long. Instead, Vegas was the final team standing in the West and eventually the league.