The Florida Panthers got up off the mat against the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. And now the Southeast Division champions can leave the Devils on life support with a win in Thursday night's Game 4.
Florida fell behind 3-0 to New Jersey on Tuesday in the first 6:16 of play, but the Panthers scrapped back to make it 3-2 before the end of the period. Then the Panthers clicked off the last two of their four unanswered goals early in the second period and held on for the 4-3 win.
Florida's gotten its 2-1 series lead by distributing its scoring: no Panther has more than four points in the series, and just two (Sean Bergenheim and Stephen Weiss) have two goals. The Devils have done the same thing to less effect: no New Jersey player has more than two points so far in the series, and Patrik Elias is the only one with multiple goals.
No. 3 Florida Panthers at No. 6 New Jersey Devils
7 p.m. ET -- Game 4, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals | Panthers lead, 2-1
National TV: NHL Network US, TSN2, RDSI | Local TV: FS Florida, MSG+