Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/22/14

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 11: Scott Clemmensen #30 of the Florida Panthers tends net against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Florida Panthers may give backup goaltender Scott Clemmensen the starting nod for their playoff opener against the New Jersey Devils. A rocky finish to the season by starter Jose Theodore, combined with a strong effort by Clemmensen, has left Panthers coach Kevin Dineen with a "very tough decision" in naming the Game 1 starter. Clemmensen went 3-0-1 and allowed five goals in his last four starts, including a 34-save performance in the regular-season finale against Carolina. The 34-year-old Clemmensen, who had his best season with the Devils in 2008-09, is also 4-0 lifetime against his former team. Theodore, meanwhile, failed to win in his last seven starts (0-3-4) and is 8-14-3 in his career against New Jersey.
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