2023 STANLEY CUP
How many times have the Florida Panthers won the Stanley Cup?
Florida is a case of feast or famine when it comes to hockey, and the two teams within the sunshine state demonstrate that idea perfectly.
With Florida down to the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup by two games to none, and find themselves with a steep hill to climb. But this is par for the course for Florida’s other NHL team.
While the Sunshine State has, somewhat incongruously, two NHL teams, they could not have a history that is more different.
The Tampa Bay Lightning may have won three Stanley Cups and sit on the verge of becoming one of the NHL’s all-time great franchises, but their Miami counterparts are just now enjoying their second ever trip to the final.
As a new expansion team in 1993, the Florida Panthers could have been expected to take some time to grow into championship caliber. Now in 2023, however, they are entering their third decade, and while that may not seem much time, just across the state, there is another local rival who has romped their way to three titles.
Florida’s season has been a Cinderella run, by any accounts, sweeping Carolina in the East Finals. But this 2023 season matches their high-water mark for playoff runs, having only made it to the Stanley Cup Final once before, way back when the franchise was only three years old in 1996.
Florida is one of 12 teams to have never won the Stanley Cup, including their opponents Las Vegas. The Coyotes, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Wild, Predators, Sharks, Jets, Senators, Canucks, Golden Knights and Kraken have also never won the biggest prize in hockey.