April 17, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell (51) and center Stephen Weiss (9) congratulate goalie Scott Clemmensen (30) after defeating the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in game three of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
The Florida Panthers turned the tables on the New Jersey Devils in Game 3. Can they continue their momentum in Game 4?
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+