MIAMI (BVM) — After falling into a 3-1 series deficit to the Boston Bruins, who recorded the most points in NHL history, the Florida Panthers have made a remarkable run to the 2023 Stanley Cup Final and are gearing up to compete for a championship for the second time in franchise history.
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Florida is tied for the lowest seed ever to make it to the Stanley Cup Final and is the second wild-card team to reach the final series. The Panthers would make history if they defeat the Vegas Golden Knights, but they aren’t the first team to make an improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final. Here are five teams that made unlikely appearances in the championship series.