Panthers Matthew Tkachuk guarantees win ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

Tyler Ball
June 18, 2024  (5:22 PM)

Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk (left) and Aleksander Barkov (right) answering questions ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Today a new interview with Florida Panthers superstar Matthew Tkachuk has emerged where he guaranteed his team will win the Stanley Cup tonight in Game 5.

The Florida Panthers hold a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. After being blown out in Game 4 during their first opportunity to secure the Stanley Cup today forward Matthew Tkachuk guaranteed a Stanley Cup win tonight during his media availability.
We have a chance to go capture the biggest goal of our lives tonight. And we're gonna go do that.

This guarantee from Matthew Tkachuk is not the first time that a player has done this in the NHL. Former Edmonton Oiler and current NHL analyst guaranteed a series win when he was with the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. His team would go on to win that game and eventually the Stanley Cup as well.
On doorsteps 30 years ago this morning: Mark Messier's «guarantee» in Game 6 vs. Devils.

Rangers won as slight road favorites after trailing 2-0 early. Messier had a hat trick all in the 3rd period

Matthew Tkachuk is looking to join his former high school classmate Jayson Tatum as a champion in 2024. Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics locked up an NBA championship last night. After winning Jayson Tatum gave some words of encouragement for his friend and former classmate.
Jayson Tatum rooting for fellow St. Louis native and classmate Matthew Tkachuk and his Florida Panthers to win the Stanley Cup.

The puck drop for tonight's game begins at 8 pm. If Matthew Tkachuk is going to follow through on his guarantee the Panthers will need a big night from him and their other stars.
Source: Hockey Feed
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