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New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek admitted that he should not have moved the team from East Rutherford to Newark.
Vanderbeek made the claim after going through an arbitration hearing which denoted that the city of Newark should pay the club $2.7 million in parking revenues.
Despite a contentious relationship with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Vanderbeek said that the Devils will remain in the city.
"We plan on being here," Vanderbeek said. "The mayor can say whatever he wants. I'm a big boy."
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Last night the New Jersey Devils went into Florida to take on the Panthers and won Game One 3-2. Though the Devils didn't play great, besides the first period, a win is a win come playoff time. Here are some notes on the game.
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Dainius Zubrus had a goal and an assist and Patrik Elias netted his
41st career playoff tally as visiting New Jersey won the opener of the
Eastern Conference quarterfinal series 3-2 over Florida on Friday.
Veteran Martin Brodeur made 24 saves to earn his 100th career playoff victory.
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outwaited a sprawling...
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Match-up - Devils (48-28-6 - 102 points) vs. Panthers (38-26-18 - 94 points)
Season series - Tied at two
Last 10: Devils 7-2-1 / Panthers 2-3-5
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Florida - 2.40 / 2.63
New Jersey - 2.63 / 2.50
Powerplay/Penalty Kill percentage
Florida - 18.5% / 79.5%
New Jersey - 17.2% / 89.6%
Faceoff win percentage
The New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 3-2, last night at the BankAtlantic Center.
NJ leads series over FLA 1-0.
Patrik Elias (1) Assists: Dainius Zubrus, Bryce Salvador
Dainius Zubrus (1) (Power Play) Assists: David Clarkson, Martin Brodeur
Ryan Carter (1) Unassisted
Martin Brodeur made 24 saves and allowed 2 goals to score.
Martin Brodeur stopped 24 shots for his 100th postseason win,
and a three-goal first period was enough to help the New Jersey
Devils spoil the Florida Panthers' long-awaited return to the
Stanley Cup playoffs in a 3-2 victory Friday night.
The New Jersey Devils will start their first round playoff matchup with the Florida Panthers tonight in South Beach.
Last season. The Devils weren't able to make the playoffs and it was an off year for them, but here they once again.
First year head coach Peter DeBoer has a fantastic job of getting this team back on track and a chance to get back to Lord Stanley.
*All stats based on regular season play.
Match-up - Devils (48 wins, 102 points) @ Panthers (38 wins, 94 points)
Road/Home records - 24-15-2 -------------- 21-9-11
TV - TSN (HD), NHL Network (US), RDSI, MSG-Plus (HD), FS-Florida (HD)
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Panthers won 2-1-1
Last 10: Devils 7-2-1 / Panthers 2-3-5
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur...