Found April 13, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Gettyimageproxy.ashx_requesturl_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f87942096.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf1931569f35f73adb3e9c94cf00f9205c959
History: * The Panthers won the first and last meetings of these teams. The Devils won the middle 2. * Kovalchuk (3-2-5) is NJ's top scorer in the four games. * Kris Versteeg was the best Panther against the Devils, bar none, scoring 5 and adding an assist in four games. Five of the 11 goals the Panthers scored against NJ. * These teams have only met in one playoff series and the Devils sw...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Panthers ready for 1st playoff game since 2000

When the Florida Panthers last skated on postseason ice, they were swept away by Martin Brodeur. A dozen years, eight coaches and a couple hundred players later, the Panthers are finally back in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And even though the Florida franchise fortunes seem to finally be changing, maybe it's fitting that Brodeur - the NHL's winningest active playoff goalie...

Scottie Upshall's check attempt throws him head over heels into Panthers bench (Video)

Florida Panthers right winger Scottie Upshall missed on a check attempt and went head over heels into the Panthers bench during Friday night's NHL playoff game against the New Jersey Devils. It happened in the third period when Upshall made a leaping attempt to check Devils right winger Stephen Gionta in front of the Panthers bench. Gionta was able to dodge out of the...

Bettman watches Panthers' return to playoffs

The first Florida Panthers' playoff game in 12 years was one that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman wouldn't miss. Bettman was in the crowd Friday night for Game 1 of Florida's Eastern Conference first-round series against New Jersey, a matchup that officially marked the end of what was the NHL's longest active playoff drought. The Panthers' most recent playoff game...

Video- It Was One Of Those Nights For The Panthers

Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers attempts a check, misses and ends up in his own bench. The Devils won the game 3-2 and makes game an almost must win for the Panthers.  They don’t want to go back to New Jersey down 0-2. Full highlights of the game can be viewed below… Continue reading "Video- It Was One Of Those Nights For The Panthers"

Panthers' late arrival costs them Game 1

SUNRISE, Fla.-- With fans waving red towels and Dan Marino dropping the ceremonial first puck, it had all the makings of a banner return to the playoffs for the Florida Panthers. Just one problem. Friday's game began at 7 p.m., and the Panthers didn't show up until their usual starting time of 7:30 p.m at BankAtlantic Center. The New Jersey Devils stunned the Panthers with...

Dan Spiegel: Panthers Unable To Overcome Poor Start And Officiating

From the start the Florida Panthers looked like they wanted to dictate play, and physical play at that. The intensity was up and the crowd was rocking...until the Devils skill kicked in. It didn't take long. At 6:31 of the first, Patrick Elias outwaited a sprawling Theodore to make it 1-0, and the onslaught continued totaling 26 shots to the Panthers 9 at the end of the...

Panthers ignore critics in historic season

By Bill WhiteheadSUNRISE, Fla. -- No disrespect intended by any means, but the Florida Panthers aren't really looking for anyone's respect or approval at this point in the season.Or to be more clear, this point in the postseason.Few in the media believed in Florida, who clinched its first divisional title by winning the Southeast in a 4-1 victory over Carolina last Saturday...

Dan Spiegel: And So The Long Lost Second Season Begins

A lot of talk around the Panthers this last week is if there is a goalie controversy. Jose Theodore, who was stellar for most of the season, looked mediocre for multiple starts down the stretch, making the clinching of a division title all that more excruciating. Scott Clemmensen outplayed him by far, but only has one playoff start in his career. Coach Kevin Dineen had the familiar...

Game 1 - Devils Get Started In Florida

It’s finally Friday and the Devils and Panthers will finally get their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal s matchup underway tonight. This is it!! This is what we’ve been waiting an entire year for. The Devils enter tonight’s game as the hottest team to close out the regular season having won their final 6 games but that was last week. THIS is a whole different ballgame. Four...

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers series preview

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 Florida ...

Hockey Shots: Panthers

Tonight’s installment is brought to you by the Florida Blackhawks. I mean Panthers, the Florida Panthers. I miss my ex Blackhawks but I’m proud of them for helping lead the Panthers to the playoffs. So Florida these shots are for you. Be careful while drinking at the beach. You don’t want to end up face [...]

Devils-Panthers Preview

When the Florida Panthers last skated on postseason ice, they were swept away by Martin Brodeur. A dozen years, eight coaches and a couple hundred players later, the Panthers are finally back in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And even though the Florida franchise fortunes seem to finally be changing, maybe it's fitting that Brodeur - the NHL's winningest active playoff goalie...

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers: Game One Preview

*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...
Panthers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.