Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 4/26/12
Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 8:30 p.m. to watch the Florida Panthers take on the New Jersey Devils. NHL Panthers territory. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The numbers could not be more even: Three wins apiece, 15 goals per team. As such, the first six games of the Florida-New Jersey matchup decided nothing. Welcome to Game 7. Looking for their first series victory in 16 years, the Panthers will have home ice Thursday night for the ultimate game of their Eastern Conference first-round series with the Devils, who forced the winner-take-all matchup with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 6. It's only the second Game 7 in franchise history for Florida, which won one of these in Pittsburgh in the 1996 East finals. "It's do or die," Panthers goalie Jose Theodore said Wednesday. "These are the kind of games you want to be part of. I mean, everybody when you're a kid and you play hockey, you always imagine that it's Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs. So obviously it's a game everybody wants to...
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