Tune in to FOX Sports Florida tonight at 7 p.m. to watch the Panthers take on the Devils. NHL Panthers territory.
The New Jersey Devils are starting to play better in their first season under Peter DeBoer. The Florida Panthers are playing well in their first under Kevin Dineen.
DeBoer will face his former team for the first time as he returns to Florida on Monday night with his Devils in search of a third straight win.
The Panthers (10-6-3) fired DeBoer after he failed to guide them to the playoffs in three seasons. Their 72 points in his final season in 2010-11 were the Eastern Conference's fewest.
"For a lot of reasons, I'd like to win that one," said DeBoer about Monday's matchup. "It will be interesting. I haven't been back to a place I've been fired before, so it will be a first-time experience for me. Listen, I had three great years there."
DeBoer will be facing a team that has added plenty of talent since he left in Kris Versteeg, ...