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2024-05-29 06:00 Last Updated At:06:12

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan in AP Newsroom.

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Children run to school in the rain in Gardi Sugdub Island, part of the San Blas archipelago off Panama's Caribbean coast, Monday, May 27, 2024. Due to rising sea levels, about 300 Guna Indigenous families will relocate to new homes, built by the government, on the mainland. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan in AP Newsroom.

A Pakistani youth, right, cools off under a hand pump at sunset during hot weather in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

A Pakistani youth, right, cools off under a hand pump at sunset during hot weather in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

A demonstrator argues with police officers during an opposition protest against the foreign influence bill at the Parliamentary building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The Georgian parliament has overridden a presidential veto of the "foreign agents" legislation that has fueled Western concerns and sparked massive protests for weeks. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)

A demonstrator argues with police officers during an opposition protest against the foreign influence bill at the Parliamentary building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The Georgian parliament has overridden a presidential veto of the "foreign agents" legislation that has fueled Western concerns and sparked massive protests for weeks. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)

Eunide Majeur Montis, the wife of slain mission director Judes Montis, cries after attending his funeral service in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The service also honored the lives of married couple Davy and Natalie Lloyd who were with Montis when gunmen ambushed them on Thursday night, May 23, as they left a youth group activity held at a local church. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

Eunide Majeur Montis, the wife of slain mission director Judes Montis, cries after attending his funeral service in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The service also honored the lives of married couple Davy and Natalie Lloyd who were with Montis when gunmen ambushed them on Thursday night, May 23, as they left a youth group activity held at a local church. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

Haley Loukota, left, and her fiance Devin Johnson collect their belongings from storm debris after their home was demolished along Barnsley Loop, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Madisonville, Ky. A series of powerful storms hit the central and southern U.S. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Haley Loukota, left, and her fiance Devin Johnson collect their belongings from storm debris after their home was demolished along Barnsley Loop, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Madisonville, Ky. A series of powerful storms hit the central and southern U.S. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Former President Donald Trump appears at Manhattan criminal court before closing arguments in his hush money trial in New York, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (Spencer Platt/Pool Photo via AP)

Former President Donald Trump appears at Manhattan criminal court before closing arguments in his hush money trial in New York, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (Spencer Platt/Pool Photo via AP)

Palestinians fleeing from the southern Gaza city of Rafah during an Israeli ground and air offensive in the city on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Palestinians fleeing from the southern Gaza city of Rafah during an Israeli ground and air offensive in the city on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

In this photo released by UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers react as they search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea's recent mass-casualty disaster because of water streams trapped beneath tons of debris and decaying corpses seeping downhill following the May 24 landslide. (Juho Valta/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)

In this photo released by UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers react as they search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea's recent mass-casualty disaster because of water streams trapped beneath tons of debris and decaying corpses seeping downhill following the May 24 landslide. (Juho Valta/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)

In this photo released by UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea's recent mass-casualty disaster because of water streams trapped beneath tons of debris and decaying corpses seeping downhill following the May 24 landslide. (Juho Valta/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)

In this photo released by UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea's recent mass-casualty disaster because of water streams trapped beneath tons of debris and decaying corpses seeping downhill following the May 24 landslide. (Juho Valta/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)

Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, leaves the court after losing against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, leaves the court after losing against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak poses with supporters for pictures after a Tory party rally at the Amersham and Chiltern Rugby club in Amersham, England, Monday, May 27, 2024.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak poses with supporters for pictures after a Tory party rally at the Amersham and Chiltern Rugby club in Amersham, England, Monday, May 27, 2024.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

People gather for the 157th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 27, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

People gather for the 157th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 27, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Bill Harvey kneels at the grave of his oldest son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Harvey, on Memorial Day at the Houston National Cemetery, Monday, May 27, 2024, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Bill Harvey kneels at the grave of his oldest son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Harvey, on Memorial Day at the Houston National Cemetery, Monday, May 27, 2024, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Protesters clash with troops and riot police during a demonstration near the Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 27, 2024, in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and demanding the Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Protesters clash with troops and riot police during a demonstration near the Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 27, 2024, in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and demanding the Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Palestinians mourn the bodies of their relatives killed in an Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, at the Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, central Gaza Strip, on Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Palestinians mourn the bodies of their relatives killed in an Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, at the Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, central Gaza Strip, on Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Palestinians mourn over the bodies of relatives killed in an Israeli airstrike, at a morgue in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Monday, May 27, 2024. Palestinian health workers said Israeli airstrikes Sunday killed at least 35 people sheltering in a tent camp for displaced people. Israel's army confirmed the strike and said it hit a Hamas installation and killed two senior Hamas militants. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)

Palestinians mourn over the bodies of relatives killed in an Israeli airstrike, at a morgue in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Monday, May 27, 2024. Palestinian health workers said Israeli airstrikes Sunday killed at least 35 people sheltering in a tent camp for displaced people. Israel's army confirmed the strike and said it hit a Hamas installation and killed two senior Hamas militants. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-HUSH MONEY — Donald Trump engaged in “a conspiracy and a cover-up,” a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments in the former president’s hush money trial, while a defense lawyer branded the star witness as the “greatest liar of all time” and pressed the panel for an across-the-board acquittal. The lawyers’ dueling accounts, wildly divergent in their assessments of witness credibility and the strength of evidence, offered both sides one final chance to score points with the jury before it starts deliberating the first felony case against a former American president. By Michael R. Sisak, Jennifer Peltz, Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,270 words, photos audio. With TRUMP-HUSH MONEY-THE LATEST; ELECTION-2024-BIDEN-TRUMP-TRIAL — Biden campaign sends allies De Niro and first responders to Trump’s NY trial to put focus on Jan. 6 (sent).

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Israeli shelling and airstrikes have killed at least 37 people, most of them sheltering in tents, outside the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight and on Tuesday — pummeling the same area where strikes triggered a deadly fire days earlier in a camp for displaced Palestinians — according to witnesses, emergency workers and hospital officials. By Wafaa Shurafa and Samy Magdy. SENT: 1,180 words, photos, video, audio. With UNITED-STATES-GAZA-AID — Aid deliveries suspended after rough seas damage US-built temporary pier in Gaza, US officials say; BIDEN-ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — US condemns loss of life, but says no policy changes after civilian deaths in Israeli strike (both sent).

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-LIFE-IN-THE-TENTS — Over the past three weeks, Israel’s offensive in Rafah has sent nearly a million Palestinians fleeing the southern Gaza city and scattering across a wide area. Their tent camps stretch for 10 miles along Gaza’s coast where families scrounge for food and wood. A schoolteacher living with his wife, children and extended family in a tent says they have nothing and it’s destroying them mentally. By Wafaa Shurafa, Samy Magdy and Lee Keath. SENT: 1,330 words, photos, video.

VATICAN-GAYS — Pope Francis has apologized after he was quoted using a vulgar and derogatory term about gay men to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests. Italian media on Monday had quoted unnamed Italian bishops in reporting that Francis jokingly used the term “faggotness” while speaking in Italian during the encounter. SENT: 1,010 words, photo. With VATICAN-LGBTQ-GLANCE — A look at Pope Francis’ comments about LGBTQ+ people (sent).

PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA-LANDSLIDE — Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of a disaster in Papua New Guinea that authorities say has killed between 670 and 2,000 people. A U.N. official said the mass of debris that devastated Yambali village when a limestone mountainside sheared away is becoming more unstable with recent rain, and that decaying corpses could contaminate the water supply for thousands more. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video, audio. With PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA-LANDSLIDE-EXPLAINER.

DEADLY-HEAT-WAVE-THE-VICTIMS — The victims of last summer’s staggering 31-day streak of daily temperatures reaching 110 degrees Fahrenheit and over were old and young, male and female, homeless and well-to-do, Black, white, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American. More than 400 of the 645 heat-related deaths Maricopa County public health officials have confirmed for 2023 were during that wave stretching from the last day in June through all of July. By Anita Snow. SENT: 1,270 words, photos. With DEADLY-HEAT-WAVE-LESSONS-LEARNED — After a deadly heat wave last summer, metro Phoenix is changing tactics (sent).

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ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

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EUROPE-ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Spain, Norway and Ireland have formally recognized a Palestinian state in a coordinated effort by the three Western European nations to add international pressure on Israel to soften its response to last year’s Hamas-led attack. Israel condemned the diplomatic move, which will have no immediate impact on the war in Gaza. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video, audio. With EUROPE-PALESTINIANS-EXPLAINER — Spain, Ireland and Norway will recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter? (sent).

MIDEAST-TENSIONS — A missile attack has damaged a ship in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, with a private security firm saying radio traffic suggested the vessel took on water after being struck. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion immediately fell on Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who have launched a number of attacks targeting ships over Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. SENT: 510 words, photos. With MIDEAST-TENSIONS-THE-LATEST.

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EUROPE-RUSSIA-UKRAINE-WAR — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has received a second $1 billion promise of military aid in as many days during a whirlwind tour of three European Union countries, while President Vladimir Putin warned that hitting Russian soil with Western-supplied weapons could set the war on a dangerous new path. SENT: 890 words, photos, video, audio.

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MEXICO-ELECTION-CARTELS-MURDERED-PRIESTS — Since the murder of two Jesuit priests in 2022, Catholic Church leaders have echoed the voices of victims still hurting from extortion, forced displacement and the killings of their loved ones. Now, ahead of the June 2 election, religious leaders and families alike yearn for peace and the government’s acknowledgement of their grief. By María Teresa Hernández. SENT: 1,190 words, photos. With MEXICO-ELECTION-EXPLAINER — What to know about Mexico’s historic elections that will likely put a woman in power (sent).

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WU-TANG-CLAN-ALBUM — The sole physical copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s unreleased “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” is headed to Australia’s Museum of Old and New Art. SENT: 320 words, photo.

MANHATTANHENGE-EXPLAINER — What is Manhattanhenge and when can you see it? SENT: 510 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON

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TRUMP-CLASSIFIED-DOCUMENTS — The judge overseeing Donald Trump’s classified documents case in Florida has denied prosecutors’ request to bar the former president from making public statements that could endanger law enforcement agents participating in the prosecution. SENT: 860 words, photo.

ELECTION-2024-VOTING-RIGHTS — Laws passed in several Republican-controlled states after the 2020 presidential election have criminalized much of the work done by voter outreach groups. Advocates are finding it difficult to adapt as they try to register and educate potential voters with just months to go before this year’s presidential election. By Ayanna Alexander. SENT: 940 words, photos.

ELECTION-2024-BIDEN-OHIO — President Joe Biden will be formally nominated as the Democratic presidential nominee through a virtual roll call ahead of the party’s official convention in Chicago in August — a maneuver that will allow Biden to appear on the November ballot in Ohio. SENT: 620 words, photos, audio.

Find the AP’s latest Election 2024 coverage plans, including live video and text plans, our explanatory journalism and highlights from previous cycles and candidate schedules in The Daily Rundown, which publishes around 8 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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SEVERE WEATHER — Strong storms with damaging winds and baseball-sized hail have pummeled Texas, leaving more than 1 million businesses and homes without power as much of the U.S. recovered from severe weather, including tornadoes, that killed at least 25 people during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. SENT: 670 words, photos, videos, audio. With SEVERE-WEATHER-GUSTNADO — A `gustnado’ churns across a Michigan lake. Experts say these small whirlwinds rarely cause damage; SEVERE-WEATHER-KENTUCY — A Kentucky family is left homeless for a second time by a tornado that hit the same location (both sent).

WISCONSIN-UNIONS-LAWSUIT — Public worker and teachers unions have argued that their lawsuit seeking to strike down a Wisconsin law that drew massive protests and made the state the center of a national fight over union rights should be allowed to proceed, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to have it dismissed. SENT: 680 words, photos.

ELECTION 2024-TEXAS RUNOFFS — U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas is out to save his job in a GOP primary runoff that has put rifts within the party on display. Gonzales, who has clashed with some of his hard-right colleagues in Washington and drawn a rebuke from the state party, is in a race against Brandon Herrera, a gun-rights YouTube creator with more than 3 million followers. SENT: 780 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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HAITI-MISSIONARIES-SLAIN — Hundreds of people have packed into a sweltering church in Haiti’s capital to mourn Judes Montis, a mission director killed by gang members who also fatally shot an American couple that worked with him. SENT: 850 words, photos.

SOUTH-AFRICA-ELECTION-FINAL-PREPARATIONS — South African opposition parties have made a final appeal to voters as the country faces the possibility of a landmark change in its young democracy. SENT: 650 words, photos. With SOUTH-AFRICA-ELECTION-EXPLAINER; SOUTH-AFRICA-PRESIDENT-EXPLAINER — South Africa’s president faces his party’s worst election ever. He’ll still likely be reelected (sent).

GEORGIA-DIVISIVE-LAW — The Georgian parliament has overridden a presidential veto of the “foreign agents” bill that has prompted weeks of massive protests by critics who say it will restrict media freedom and obstruct Georgia’s chances of joining the European Union. SENT: 800 words, photos, video, audio.

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CLIMATE-BRAZIL-SPIX'S-MACAW — In Brazil’s Northeast, a South African couple is reintroducing the Spix’s macaw to nature through breeding and reintroduction efforts. Despite challenges such as habitat loss, climate change and government disagreements, they’re striving to save these iconic blue parrots from disappearing forever. SENT: 1,270 words, photos, video.

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BUSINESS

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FINANCIAL-WELLNESS-NO-BUY-YEAR — The self-imposed rules of a no-buy challenge are simple: participants pledge to stop buying non-essential items, be they unneeded shoes, additional beauty products or other impulse buys for a set amount of time, usually 12 months. What started several years ago as a blogged-about experiment in budgeting and mindful spending has become a popular trend on social media. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video, audio. With FINANCIAL-WELLNESS-NO-BUY-YEAR-EXPLAINER — Tempted to try a no-buy year? Here are tips from people doing it (sent).

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OBIT-ALBERT-RUDDY — Albert S. Ruddy, a colorful, Canadian-born producer and writer who won Oscars for “The Godfather” and “Million Dollar Baby,” developed the raucous prison-sports comedy “The Longest Yard” and helped create the hit sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died at age 94. SENT: 910 words, photos, audio.

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NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETES-SCHOLARSHIPS — Scholarships are not going away in college athletics. But how many there are and which sports they will apply to in coming years are among the many questions stemming from a mammoth antitrust settlement and athlete revenue-sharing plan proposed by the NCAA and its five largest conferences. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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Children run to school in the rain in Gardi Sugdub Island, part of the San Blas archipelago off Panama's Caribbean coast, Monday, May 27, 2024. Due to rising sea levels, about 300 Guna Indigenous families will relocate to new homes, built by the government, on the mainland. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Children run to school in the rain in Gardi Sugdub Island, part of the San Blas archipelago off Panama's Caribbean coast, Monday, May 27, 2024. Due to rising sea levels, about 300 Guna Indigenous families will relocate to new homes, built by the government, on the mainland. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

A Pakistani youth, right, cools off under a hand pump at sunset during hot weather in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

A Pakistani youth, right, cools off under a hand pump at sunset during hot weather in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

A demonstrator argues with police officers during an opposition protest against the foreign influence bill at the Parliamentary building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The Georgian parliament has overridden a presidential veto of the "foreign agents" legislation that has fueled Western concerns and sparked massive protests for weeks. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)

A demonstrator argues with police officers during an opposition protest against the foreign influence bill at the Parliamentary building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The Georgian parliament has overridden a presidential veto of the "foreign agents" legislation that has fueled Western concerns and sparked massive protests for weeks. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)

Eunide Majeur Montis, the wife of slain mission director Judes Montis, cries after attending his funeral service in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The service also honored the lives of married couple Davy and Natalie Lloyd who were with Montis when gunmen ambushed them on Thursday night, May 23, as they left a youth group activity held at a local church. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

Eunide Majeur Montis, the wife of slain mission director Judes Montis, cries after attending his funeral service in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The service also honored the lives of married couple Davy and Natalie Lloyd who were with Montis when gunmen ambushed them on Thursday night, May 23, as they left a youth group activity held at a local church. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

Haley Loukota, left, and her fiance Devin Johnson collect their belongings from storm debris after their home was demolished along Barnsley Loop, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Madisonville, Ky. A series of powerful storms hit the central and southern U.S. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Haley Loukota, left, and her fiance Devin Johnson collect their belongings from storm debris after their home was demolished along Barnsley Loop, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Madisonville, Ky. A series of powerful storms hit the central and southern U.S. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Former President Donald Trump appears at Manhattan criminal court before closing arguments in his hush money trial in New York, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (Spencer Platt/Pool Photo via AP)

Former President Donald Trump appears at Manhattan criminal court before closing arguments in his hush money trial in New York, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (Spencer Platt/Pool Photo via AP)

Palestinians fleeing from the southern Gaza city of Rafah during an Israeli ground and air offensive in the city on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Palestinians fleeing from the southern Gaza city of Rafah during an Israeli ground and air offensive in the city on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

In this photo released by UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers react as they search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea's recent mass-casualty disaster because of water streams trapped beneath tons of debris and decaying corpses seeping downhill following the May 24 landslide. (Juho Valta/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)

In this photo released by UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers react as they search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea's recent mass-casualty disaster because of water streams trapped beneath tons of debris and decaying corpses seeping downhill following the May 24 landslide. (Juho Valta/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)

In this photo released by UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea's recent mass-casualty disaster because of water streams trapped beneath tons of debris and decaying corpses seeping downhill following the May 24 landslide. (Juho Valta/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)

In this photo released by UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea's recent mass-casualty disaster because of water streams trapped beneath tons of debris and decaying corpses seeping downhill following the May 24 landslide. (Juho Valta/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)

Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, leaves the court after losing against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, leaves the court after losing against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak poses with supporters for pictures after a Tory party rally at the Amersham and Chiltern Rugby club in Amersham, England, Monday, May 27, 2024.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak poses with supporters for pictures after a Tory party rally at the Amersham and Chiltern Rugby club in Amersham, England, Monday, May 27, 2024.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

People gather for the 157th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 27, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

People gather for the 157th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 27, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Bill Harvey kneels at the grave of his oldest son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Harvey, on Memorial Day at the Houston National Cemetery, Monday, May 27, 2024, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Bill Harvey kneels at the grave of his oldest son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Harvey, on Memorial Day at the Houston National Cemetery, Monday, May 27, 2024, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Protesters clash with troops and riot police during a demonstration near the Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 27, 2024, in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and demanding the Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Protesters clash with troops and riot police during a demonstration near the Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 27, 2024, in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and demanding the Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Palestinians mourn the bodies of their relatives killed in an Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, at the Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, central Gaza Strip, on Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Palestinians mourn the bodies of their relatives killed in an Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, at the Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, central Gaza Strip, on Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Palestinians mourn over the bodies of relatives killed in an Israeli airstrike, at a morgue in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Monday, May 27, 2024. Palestinian health workers said Israeli airstrikes Sunday killed at least 35 people sheltering in a tent camp for displaced people. Israel's army confirmed the strike and said it hit a Hamas installation and killed two senior Hamas militants. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)

Palestinians mourn over the bodies of relatives killed in an Israeli airstrike, at a morgue in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Monday, May 27, 2024. Palestinian health workers said Israeli airstrikes Sunday killed at least 35 people sheltering in a tent camp for displaced people. Israel's army confirmed the strike and said it hit a Hamas installation and killed two senior Hamas militants. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Aleksander Barkov led the way offensively, Sergei Bobrovsky was in peak form in goal once again and the Florida Panthers are on the verge of lifting the Stanley Cup.

Barkov set up a goal and scored another, Bobrovsky made 32 saves to extend his run of dominance and the Panthers held on to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in Game 3 of the Cup final Thursday night.

They can win the first title in franchise history as soon as Game 4 on Saturday night in Edmonton.

“We know it’s going to be the hardest game for sure,” Barkov said. “We don’t take anything for granted. Every single day is one day at a time. Whether it’s one period, one shift, we take it one at a time. That’s how we’ve been all year.”

Florida took another step toward hockey’s mountaintop by pouncing on a handful of Edmonton turnovers and keeping Connor McDavid from scoring a goal. A late rally got the Oilers within one but fell short.

Long before that, Barkov forced one of the giveaways by Evan Bouchard seconds before Sam Reinhart’s goal, netminder Stuart Skinner coughed up the puck on Vladimir Tarasenko’s, and Darnell Nurse gave it away on Sam Bennett’s.

“It takes away momentum,” Oilers coach Kris Knoblauch said.

Barkov had one of the signature moments by getting past the defense and beating Skinner on a breakaway, quieting for some time the crowd fired up for the first Stanley Cup Final game with fans in Edmonton since 2006.

It will take the Oilers completing a comeback done just four times in NHL playoff history — and once in the final all the way back in 1942 — to end Canada’s Cup drought.

The last year a team based in Canada won it was Montreal in 1993, months before the Panthers’ inaugural season. Until this series, they had gone 1-8 in the final.

Behind Barkov and Bobrovsky, Florida has totally flipped that script. The two leading candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP were arguably the two best players on the ice in Game 3, including Barkov bouncing back from a high hit from Leon Draisaitl that knocked him out of Game 2 on Monday night.

“Just from the start, our compete and our will and the want to win this one was huge,” Bennett said. “Everyone down to our goalie were battling their butts off. It was nice to see the effort. You either have it, or you don’t. We have 23 dogs on our team that have that will. You either have it, or you don’t.”

Another big reason the Panthers got here, winger Matthew Tkachuk, also had a big assist and was responsible for turning up the pressure on Edmonton.

The Oilers wilted under it, losing a game in which they largely the better team but could not overcome ill-timed miscues. Skinner allowed four goals on 23 shots and Warren Foegele, Philip Broberg and Ryan McLeod scored, while McDavid for the first time all playoffs looked frustrated and out of sorts.

"The finishing, a lot of it just confidence: shooting the puck," Knoblauch said.

Doing that to elite opponents, defending them to the point of second-guessing their ability to score, is a huge part of the Panthers’ style and a big reason they are on the league’s biggest stage and putting the cold ones on ice for a potential championship celebration 2,500 miles from home.

By holding on to beat Edmonton on Thursday night, they also showed no ill effects from waiting to fly from South Florida to Alberta, a decision that was questioned when their plane was delayed by storms and got in a few hours late Wednesday — less than 24 hours before puck drop. Instead of looking jet-lagged, the Panthers were primed to pounce on opportunities to score and delivered when it mattered most.

“We keep staying with the moment,” Bobrovsky said. “We don’t think too much ahead of ourselves. We’re just staying with the moment and enjoy the moment.”

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Florida Panthers players celebrate their win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers players celebrate their win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (91) and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) celebrate after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (91) and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) celebrate after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch watches play during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Florida Panthers, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Oilers head coach Kris Knoblauch watches play during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Florida Panthers, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) looks up as Edmonton Oilers' Adam Henrique (19) knocked him into the net during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) looks up as Edmonton Oilers' Adam Henrique (19) knocked him into the net during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Oilers' Warren Foegele (37) and Adam Henrique (19) celebrate a goal against the Florida Panthers during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Edmonton Oilers' Warren Foegele (37) and Adam Henrique (19) celebrate a goal against the Florida Panthers during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) celebrates a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) celebrates a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) has a laugh with the referee Steve Kozari during the second period of Game 3 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) has a laugh with the referee Steve Kozari during the second period of Game 3 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save as Edmonton Oilers' Adam Henrique (19) screens during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save as Edmonton Oilers' Adam Henrique (19) screens during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) scores on Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) scores on Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice watches the scoreboard during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice watches the scoreboard during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Bennett (9) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Bennett (9) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers with Evan Rodrigues (17) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers with Evan Rodrigues (17) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Dmitry Kulikov (7) and Edmonton Oilers' Dylan Holloway (55) rough it up during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Dmitry Kulikov (7) and Edmonton Oilers' Dylan Holloway (55) rough it up during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Vladimir Tarasenko (10) celebrates his goal with teammate Eetu Luostarinen (27) as Edmonton Oilers' Cody Ceci (5) reacts during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Vladimir Tarasenko (10) celebrates his goal with teammate Eetu Luostarinen (27) as Edmonton Oilers' Cody Ceci (5) reacts during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) reacts after a Florida Panthers goal during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) reacts after a Florida Panthers goal during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) is scored on by the Florida Panthers during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) is scored on by the Florida Panthers during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Zach Hyman (18) as Dmitry Kulikov (7) defends during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Zach Hyman (18) as Dmitry Kulikov (7) defends during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers with Niko Mikkola (77) and Evan Rodrigues (17) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers with Niko Mikkola (77) and Evan Rodrigues (17) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Bennett (9) celebrates his goal as Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25), Philip Broberg (86) and goalie Stuart Skinner (74) look on during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Bennett (9) celebrates his goal as Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25), Philip Broberg (86) and goalie Stuart Skinner (74) look on during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Bennett (9) gets away from Edmonton Oilers' Mattias Janmark (13) and Connor Brown (28) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Sam Bennett (9) gets away from Edmonton Oilers' Mattias Janmark (13) and Connor Brown (28) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) jumps on the puck as Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) looks on during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) jumps on the puck as Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) looks on during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk (19) checks Edmonton Oilers' Warren Foegele (37) during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk (19) checks Edmonton Oilers' Warren Foegele (37) during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) looks on as Brandon Montour (62) and Edmonton Oilers' Mattias Janmark (13) swat at the puck during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) looks on as Brandon Montour (62) and Edmonton Oilers' Mattias Janmark (13) swat at the puck during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Dmitry Kulikov (7) elbows Edmonton Oilers' Adam Henrique (19) in front of goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Dmitry Kulikov (7) elbows Edmonton Oilers' Adam Henrique (19) in front of goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Reinhart (13) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Reinhart (13) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Reinhart (13) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Sam Reinhart (13) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Florida Panthers' Gustav Forsling (42), Aleksander Barkov (16) and Sam Reinhart (13) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Gustav Forsling (42), Aleksander Barkov (16) and Sam Reinhart (13) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) and Edmonton Oilers' Mattias Ekholm (14) vie for the puck during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Florida Panthers' Aleksander Barkov (16) and Edmonton Oilers' Mattias Ekholm (14) vie for the puck during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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