Posted March 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
The last time the New Jersey Devils visited the Florida Panthers, they eliminated them from the opening round of the playoffs in dramatic fashion. The dramatics went against the Devils their last time out. New Jersey attempts to avoid another three-game slide Saturday night and beat the league-worst Panthers for the second time in a week. Adam Henrique scored early in the second overtime as the Devils defeated the Panthers 3-2 in Game 7 of their first-round series on April 26. New Jersey won its second straight in overtime and overcame a 3-2 series deficit despite blowing a two-goal lead in the third period. The Devils (15-11-8), who went on to reach the Stanley Cup finals, beat Florida 2-1 last Saturday in the first meeting since the playoffs, but suffered a major blow when star forward Ilya Kovalchuk was lost for 2-4 weeks after injuring his right shoulder. They've lost two games since, falling 5-4 in a shootout Friday at Tampa Bay after blowing a two-goal lead in the third w...
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