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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.
Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in the first 2:02 of the third period, and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves for New Jersey, losing a playoff game to Florida for the first time in six career postseason starts against the Panthers.
Tomas Fleischmann had an empty-net goal as time expired and Florida fans littered the ice with hundreds of toy rats - a tradition that dates to the Panthers' run to the 1996 Stanley Cup finals.
Game 3 in the Eastern Conference series is Tuesday night in New Jersey.
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Stephen Weiss scored a pair of power play goals and Marcel Goc had a goal and an assist as the host Florida Panthers leveled their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at one game apiece with a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.Florida jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Weiss’ first two career playoff goals and a tally from Marcel Goc late in the second period. Weiss became the only...
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...
Stephen Weiss was not happy with his first playoff game. He had no shots, took a penalty, and was a -1 for the game. Head coach Kevin Dineen said he didn't chirp about it, but rather decided to do something about it. Mission accomplished.
Weiss scored two power play goals, the first playoff goals in his 10-year career, to pace the Panthers in what would be a nerveracking...
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...
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...
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...
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