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By Bill WhiteheadSUNRISE, Fla. -- Before red-clad fans of the Florida Panthers could barely get settled in their seats Sunday night at BankAtlantic Center, stow away their plastic rats somewhere safe and get their food and beverage situated, the home team was on the power play and Stephen Weiss was preparing to get the fans back on their feet.The 2001 first-round pick also was ready to give the Panthers life in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with New Jersey, which he did with a pair of power-play goals in Florida's 4-2 win over the Devils to tie the series at 1-1.And that's how this series, perhaps the most unheralded, least glittery one of the eight being played, has unfolded for the eventual victors: Snatch momentum early by scoring often, then hang on to the lead for dear life.Weiss was instrumental in putting the Panthers up by two goals -- and he did it early. He cashed in on a rebound off Mikael Samuelsson's shot from the point just 23 seconds into ...
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Stephen Weiss scored the first two playoff goals of his 10-year NHL career, Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots and the Florida Panthers got their first playoff victory in nearly 15 years, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday night to even the first-round series at a game apiece.
Marcel Goc had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who survived a frantic Devils rally in the third...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Brian Campbell scored on a second-period power play and the Florida Panthers staged their greatest playoff comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Sean Bergenheim, Jason Garrison and Mike Weaver also scored and Scott Clemmensen made 19 saves after replacing Jose Theodore early...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Weiss scored the first two playoff goals of his 10-year NHL career, Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots and the Florida Panthers got their first playoff victory in nearly 15 years, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday night to even the first-round series at a game apiece.
Marcel Goc had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who survived a frantic...
NEWARK, N.J. The NHL's best penalty-kill unit had its worst night of the season Tuesday, and that untimely flop when a man down may have killed its chances at a first-round playoff upset.
The New Jersey Devils had everything going their way early on during their Game 3 matchup with the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center, taking a commanding 3-0 lead before many fans...
Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Florida Panthers take on the New Jersey Devils. NHL Panthers territory.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- On the surface, it would appear the New Jersey Devils notched a split of their two playoff games with the Florida Panthers by playing two periods.
A three-goal first period carried New Jersey to a 3-2 win in the opener on Friday, and a two-goal...
Sean Bergenheim and defenseman Brian Campbell had a goal and an assist apiece to help the Florida Panthers erase a three-goal deficit and post a 4-3 win over the host New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.
Florida owns a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
The Panthers thrived on special teams, converting on all three of their power-play chances to erase an early three...
Last night the New Jersey Devils fell to the Florida Panthers 3-2 in Florida and will now head back to New Jersey for two games with the series tied at one. Stephen Weiss led the way for the Panthers scoring the first two playoff goals of his career. Here are some notes on last night's game, and a couple of other things.
- First off, the Devils did not play a very complete...
Brian Campbell scored on a second-period power play and the Florida Panthers staged their greatest playoff comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Sean Bergenheim, Jason Garrison and Mike Weaver also scored and Scott Clemmensen made 19 saves after replacing Jose Theodore early in giving the Panthers...
As the dust settled from a game that saw the Devils fire an astounding 26 shots at Jose Theodore in the first period in Game 1 Friday night, the Panthers should be much more prepared for what is to come tonight.
Jose Theodore was outstanding in the losing effort, and with a better defensive effort in front of him he should have a good chance at evening the series at one game a...
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (48 wins, 102 points) @ Panthers (38 wins, 94 points)
Road/Home records - 24-15-2 -------------- 21-9-11
TV - NBCSN (HD), TSN (HD), NHL Network (US), RDS, MSG-Plus (HD),
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Series score - Devils lead 1-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Jose Theodore (FLA)
Battle of the stats
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Panthers (38 wins, 94 points) @ Devils (48 wins, 102 points)
Road/Home records - 17-17-7 -------------- 24-13-4
TV - TSN (HD), NHL Network (US), RDS, MSG-Plus (HD), SUN (HD)
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Series score - Tied at one
Projected starting goalies - Jose Theodore (FLA) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
FLORIDA PANTHERS @ NEW JERSEY DEVILS
To start off the day, we got a Eastern Conference NHL Playoff Series in Game 3, where the Panthers will travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils. Games 1 & 2 were played in Florida and each team came out with a win, which puts the series at 1-1. If you were unaware, the Panthers are the 3 seed and the Devils are the 6 seed. However...