The Vegas Golden Knights and the Miami Heat closed out their respective series Monday night, each punching their ticket to their league’s final.

Vegas Golden Knights

After going up 3-0 in their best-of-seven series, the Golden Knights lost Games Four and Five to the Dallas Stars. Ahead of Game Six, Head Coach Bruce Cassidy told his team to start with high pressure — and that’s exactly what they did.

William Carrier put the Golden Knights on the board 3:41 into the game. By the end of the first period, it was 3-0.

The Golden Knights would continue to play well at both ends of the ice, finishing the game with a score of 6-0.

They did not touch the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, which is awarded to the Western Conference champions each year. One of the only league-wide superstitions in the NHL is the decision of whether or not to touch the Campbell Bowl or the Eastern Conference equivalent, the Prince of Wales Trophy.

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The decision not to touch it signifies that the team only cares about the next trophy — the Stanley Cup.

When the Golden Knights made it to the Final in 2018, they touched the trophy and then lost the next round. This year, they’re determined to make things different.

Miami Heat

The Heat felt perhaps more pressure than the Golden Knights did, as they went from a 3-0 series lead to a 3-3 tie heading into Game Seven. But strong Game Seven performances from Jimmy Butler and Caleb Martin helped the Heat to fend off the comeback.

The Heat won Game Seven by a score of 103-84.

Had the Boston Celtics pulled off the “reverse sweep,” they would have been the first team in NBA history to do so. NBA teams who have led a series 3-0 are now 151-0 all-time.

The Heat will go on to play the Denver Nuggets, who swept their series against the Los Angeles Lakers. This is the Nuggets’ first-ever appearance in the NBA Final. The Heat won the Championship in 2006, 2012 and 2013.

The Golden Knights will go on to play the Florida Panthers, who, like the Heat, play in the Miami area. Neither the Panthers nor the Golden Knights have won the Cup before, meaning the NHL will see a first-time champion this year.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers swept their series against the Carolina HurricanesMatthew Tkachuk, whom the Panthers acquired in a blockbuster trade over the summer, scored three of the four game-winning goals in the Conference Final.

Unlike their new opponents, the Panthers emphatically touched the trophy, with Captain Aleksander Barkov picking it up and carrying it to the dressing room.

The Stanley Cup Final begins June 3 in Las Vegas. The NBA Final starts June 1 in Denver. Full schedules are available on the ESPN website, among other places.