Brandon Montour sees birth of 1st child in-between NHL Finals games

Currently, the Florida Panthers sit with a 1-3 standing going into Game 5 on Tuesday night.

The Florida Panthers hit the ice Saturday for Game 4 against the Vegas Golden Knights, and came away with their third loss after an over-time win in Game 3.

Brandon Montour became a new father only days ago, after his wife Ryian gave birth to their first child, a son named Kai on June 4.

Ryian went into labour last Saturday, just as Game 1 in the NHL final series began. His coach, Paul Maurice, was the one who broke the news that Ryian was in labour.

Montour left Las Vegas around 2 a.m. last Sunday, not long after the series opener ended, and flew back to Florida on a private jet, making it in time for the birth.

He arrived in Florida around 6:30 a.m. and baby Kai was born around noon. With little time to waste, he was back in Vegas by 10 p.m. Sunday night.

Montour returned for Game 2 and played 26:13, the most of anyone on either team. Although in a deficit, the Panthers still have their eyes on the cup, with Montour as a top defensive asset for the troupe.

Montour scored a goal on three shots in last Thursday’s 3-2 overtime win in Game 3 over the Golden Knights. Montour opened the scoring at 4:08 of the first period, snapping a 10-game point drought in the process.

Six Nations, where Montour partly grew up, has been hosting community watch parties to cheer the Panthers on. Another was planned for Saturday night at Gathering Place by the Grand, with a fifth for Tuesday, June 13 for Game 5, the same evening as Two Row Times production.

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