Posted April 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Florida Panthers goaltender Jose Theodore did not take part in the morning skate for Game 6 against the New Jersey Devils and his status for the contest is uncertain. Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said Theodore was not 100 percent and would be a game-time decision. Theodore shut out the Devils 3-0 in Game 5 Saturday to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series. It was his second postseason shutout. Clemmensen picked up his first postseason victory in Game 3, replacing Theodore after the Panthers fell behind 3-0.Florida won the game 4-3. Clemmensen was in goal for Game 4, a 4-0 loss. The Panthers recalled goaltender Jacob Markstrom from San Antonio of the AHL Tuesday. He played in seven games with Florida this season, going 2-4-1.

Panthers' Theodore hopes to play in Game 7

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Florida goaltender Jose Theodore did an on-ice workout Wednesday and is hoping to play when the Panthers host the New Jersey Devils in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Theodore missed Florida's Game 6 overtime loss in New Jersey on Tuesday night with an unspecified injury. Panthers coach Kevin Dineen says it's "encouraging...

Clemmensen Appears To Be Starting Tonight For Florida

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, Former Devil Scott Clemmensen said he’s “fully expecting” to get the start in net tonight for the Florida Panthers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Devils at Prudential Center. Clemmensen said he was told Monday morning that there was a potential “situation” with Jose Theodore, who posted a 30-save shutout...

Is Florida Panthers' 'Rat Trick' the Best Hockey Fan Tradition?

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Dan Spiegel: Nicked Up Panthers Look To Eliminate Whining Devils

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Theodore expected to start in crucial Game 7

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Panthers COO Michael Yormark Sounds Like Idiot, Acts Like Twitter Czar in Calling Out Fans

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Rats Tossed Out In Florida

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Could Brian Campbell be first defenseman to win Lady Byng Trophy in nearly 60 years?

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Florida Panthers create a Twitter star

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Florida Panthers President Michael Yormark is taking time out of his busy day to fight with Devils fans on Twitter

This whole thing started when the Panthers President & COO Michael Yormark announced that the Panthers would no longer sell plastic rats in their team store. And as you can see from Yormark’s tweet above, he’s blaming the move on a certain “visiting team”. A visiting team that just so happens to be the New Jersey Devils.So of course, fans of that “visiting team” begin...

Panthers look to eliminate Deivls in Game 6

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FOX Sports Florida to televise Game 7

The Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils will play to advance to the second round of the NHL playoffs Thursday night when the two teams battle in a must-watch Game 7. Game 7 coverage begins Thursday night on FOX Sports Florida (Panthers Territory) at 8 pm with the Panthers LIVE pre-game show from the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. The game...

FOX Sports Florida to televise game 7

The Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils will play to advance to the second round of the NHL playoffs Thursday night when the two teams battle in a must-watch game 7. Game 7 coverage begins Thursday night on FOX Sports Florida (Panthers Territory) at 8 pm with the Panthers LIVE pre-game show from the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. The game...

Dirty or not, it's still a goal

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Vidoe- I’m Having Trouble Swallowing After This One

Peter Harrold takes a stick to the throat from Tomas Kopecky, who received 2 for high-sticking.
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