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Oilers and Panthers to make geographical history in Stanley Cup Finals

Published June 3, 2024 at 7:27
Marvin Azrak
June 3, 2024  (7:27)

There will be record-breaking distance covered in this year's Stanley Cup final between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers.

According to ESPN Stats and Information, the finals matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Florida Panthers is going down in history as the furthest distance between two cities in NHL and North American Sports history.

This year's Stanley Cup final between the Oilers and Panthers will be the furthest between two cities in NHL history, per ESPN Stats and Information.

It's a distance of 2,541 miles. Here's a chart previous long-distance Cup finals:

Fun Fact

Edmonton sits at 53.5461 degrees North.

Sunrise, FLA sits at 26.1670 degrees North.

The 2024 Stanley Cup Final competitors have the largest difference in latitude of any championship series in the history of North American professional sports

If you're thinking of taking a stroll from one city to the other, you better pack some snacks and comfy shoes because it's a whopping 44-day journey on foot! But hey, if walking's not your thing, you can always hop on a plane. With flight times clocking in at approximately 5 hours and 36 minutes each way, you'll still have plenty of time to catch up on your favorite podcasts or squeeze in a nap.

A reminder that the length of flight from Edmonton to Fort Lauderdale is 5 hours and 36 minutes.

In an extraordinary night of NHL action, several historic records were shattered. Edmonton managed to clinch the Conference Finals with only 10 shots, the fewest ever in such a decisive game, breaking Boston's 1990 record of 17 shots.

Additionally, they set the record for the worst shot differential by a winning team in a Conference Finals clincher at minus-25, surpassing Nashville's minus-23 from the 2017 West Final.

Crazy NHL records set tonight:

Edmonton's 10 shots were fewest in a Conference Finals clincher.
Previous: 17 by Boston when knocking out Washington in the 1990 Wales Conference Final.

Worst shot differential by a winning team in Conference Finals clincher, minus-25 (35-10).
Previous: -23, when Nashville was outshot 41-18 by Anaheim in Game 6 of the 2017 West Final. Predators won 6-3.

Game 1 kicks off on Saturday, June 8th in Sunrise, Florida. So buckle up, hockey fans, because this final is taking us on one incredible ride on the ice and in the air.
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Oilers and Panthers to make geographical history in Stanley Cup Finals

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