Found April 26, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Theodore is expected be the Florida Panthers' starting goalie against New Jersey in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round series on Thursday night. Panthers coach Kevin Dineen made the announcement after Florida's morning skate, saying Theodore "deserves the start if he can go." Theodore missed Game 6 on Tuesday with an unspecified injury, after shutting out the Devils in Game 5. Theodore was able to go through an on-ice workout Wednesday, saying afterward that his condition was improving. Theodore is 2-1 with a 2.60 goals-against average so far in the series against the Devils, stopping 92 percent the shots he's faced. It's only the second Game 7 in Panthers history. Florida won at Pittsburgh to wrap up the 1996 East finals.

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...

Jose Theodore questionable for Game 6

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...

Panthers teammates have brutal collision

Tomas Kopecky and John Madden of the Florida Panthers has a nasty head on collision during their 1st round Game 7 NHL playoff game against The New Jersey Devils. John Madden definitely took the brunt of the hit and was forced to leave the game to get a handful of stitches. In true playoff hockey form, Madden returned to the game after being stitched up. video via Puck Daddy...

Panthers John Madden and Tomas Kopecky had bloody collision (Video)

In a scene straight out of the “Three Stooges,” Florida Panthers teammates John Madden and Tomas Kopecky collided mid-ice, with Madden getting badly bloodied. The collision occured in the first two minutes of Game 7 against the Devils, and unsurprisingly, Madden returned later in the period after missing about 13 minutes. You know the only thing worse than getting jacked up...

Devils, Panthers tied at 2-2 after 1st OT

Stephen Weiss and Marcel Goc scored third-period goals in a frantic Florida rally, and the Panthers and New Jersey Devils were tied at 2-2 after the first 20-minute overtime period Thursday night. Adam Henrique scored in the first period and Stephen Gionta connected midway through the second for New Jersey, trying to reach the second round of the postseason for the first time since...

Division title, playoff run make Panthers hopeful

It was the wee hours of Friday morning when Kris Versteeg walked a few steps over to Stephen Weiss' locker in the Florida Panthers dressing room and shook his teammate's hand. ''Great season,'' they said to one another. Even after a Game 7 overtime loss sent them into summer, few would argue. The Panthers are a playoff team again, and when they reconvene...

John Madden hit in Florida, bleeds all over the place

Florida Panthers Tomas Kopecky and John Madden collided last night. No truth to he rumor that Michael Yormark has asked the league to review for possible suspensions. Of course he... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Madden Curse On Himself For Game 7

((HT: NHL/CNBC/NHL Network/Fred Murtz))Tonight was a great night for Game 7's in the FIRST round of the NHL playoffs. New York survived their series with Ottawa with a 2-1 win at MSG while Florida and New Jersey were going at in on the outskirts of Miami.There was one reason that the Panthers picked up John Madden as a free agent- simplay, for nights like this...But early on...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 1 Wrap-up: Why the Florida Panthers’ success may only be the beginning

The Florida Panthers’ early exit from Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is a surprise to some, and not so much for others. Let’s face it. The Panthers were not pegged to do too good this year. In fact, lots had them missing the playoffs all together. However, in a weak division, they landed the No. 3 seed to take on an equally talented opponent in the New Jersey...

Panthers' lackluster ending leads series loss

SUNRISE, Fl. No one figured the New Jersey-Florida series would end like this a double-overtime Game 7 thriller. But when New Jersey rookie Adam Henrique scored his second goal of the night at 3:47 of the second overtime, he delivered his Devils a 3-2 Game 7 victory over Florida at the BankAtlantic Center, and everything seemed to make sense again. "Someone had to be a hero...

Florida Panthers create a Twitter star

Not long after the Florida Panthers came into existence in 1996, they made the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996.  The trademark of that playoff run were fans littering the ice with plastic rats after every goal the Panthers scored.  Traditions die hard in hockey (octopus throwing in Detroit, for example), and with the playoff run [...]

Devils Advance, Panthers In Pain

The above screenshot (TSN) of Dale Tallon and Bill Torrey tells the story for the Florida Panthers. from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun, As a kid, Adam Henrique always imagined scoring a Game 7 overtime goal. What good Canadian boy hasn’t? The New Jersey Devils rookie went one further early Friday morning, scoring at 3:47 of double-overtime in a 3-2 Game 7 win to eliminate...

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...
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