The Florida Panthers are quietly reminding us what the playoffs are all about for hockey fans.
As the game continued, the Devils seemed less and less comfortable with the conditions in their own rink, while the Panthers put their heads down and ground the puck around the ice, generally...
There's nothing wrong with a bit of gamesmanship, but the decision by the New Jersey Devils to "tweak" the ice conditions in advance of the Florida Panthers' warmup skate may well have backfired in Game 3.
The New Jersey Devils took an early 3-0 lead, saw it erased by four goals by the Florida Panthers, and didn't respond in over 30 minutes remaining to lose Game 3 by a 4-3 score. This post summarizes the game and blames everyone on the Devils.
The Panthers and Devils are tied at one game apiece; can the Cats retake home ice advantage with a win tonight?
"There's a fair bit of yapping going on out there [in this series]. I'm always involved." Florida Panthers forward John Madden, from a superb article focusing on the "verbal" aspects of the game v...
Tonight, the New Jersey Devils will host the Florida Panthers in Game 3 of their series in the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. This preview lists what I want to see out of the Devils in this game among other thoughts.
|- 1, New Jersey Goal - Zach Parise, from Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk at :33. 2, New Jersey Goal - Stephen Gionta, from Marek Zidlicky and Steve Bernier at 3:27. 3, New Jersey Power-Play Goal - Patrik Elias (2), from Zach Parise and David Clarkson at 6:16. 4, Florida Power-Play Goal - Sean Bergenheim (2), from Scottie Upshall and Scott Clemmensen at 16:11. 5, Florida Power-Play Goal - Jason Garrison, from Sean Bergenheim and Brian Campbell at 19:52. Penalties - Kris Versteeg, Florida (Interference), 5:16; Patrik Elias, New Jersey (Unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:16; Bryce Salvador, New Jersey (Roughing), 18:13; Scottie Upshall, Florida (Roughing), 18:13; Steve Bernier, New Jersey (Roughing), 18:13.|
|- 6, Florida Goal - Mike Weaver, from Jerred Smithson and Scottie Upshall at 2:18. 7, Florida Power-Play Goal - Brian Campbell, from Mikael Samuelsson and Tomas Fleischmann at 6:34. Penalties - Petr Sykora, New Jersey (Hi-sticking), 5:22; Sean Bergenheim, Florida (Hooking), 10:40.|
|- No scoring. Penalties - Sean Bergenheim, Florida (Roughing), 5:24.|