Gudbranson making his own opportunities; today's LBC game thread
In a pivotal Game 5, the New Jersey Devils flopped and lost to the Florida Panthers 3-0 to be on the brink of elimination. This recap calls out the team's effort and discusses several players like Zach Parise and his "leadership" among other thoughts.
Game Five for the Cats as they host the Devils tonight at BAC. Can the Panthers rebound and push New Jersey to the edge?
The momentum, if there has been any so far in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the Devils and Florida Panthers, has been fleeting. It has changed sides so quickly – from game...
Tonight, the New Jersey Devils will return to Sunrise to play the Florida Panthers in Game 5 of their playoff series. This post previews this game by highlighting the team's attitude and explaining what the Devils should do to win this pivotal game.
|- No scoring. Penalties - Ed Jovanovski, Florida (Slashing), 9:05.|
|- 1, Florida Power-Play Goal - Kris Versteeg (2), from Stephen Weiss and Brian Campbell at 4:00. Penalties - Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey (Interference), 3:30; Zach Parise, New Jersey (Holding), 8:43; Dainius Zubrus, New Jersey (Hi stick - double minor), 13:23; Marco Sturm, Florida (Holding), 17:59; Adam Henrique, New Jersey (Hi-sticking), 19:09.|
|- 2, Florida Goal - Scottie Upshall, from Kris Versteeg and Shawn Matthias at 13:17. 3, Florida Short-Handed Empty Net Goal - Tomas Kopecky, unassisted at 19:26. Penalties - Ryan Carter, New Jersey (Boarding), 3:07; Steve Bernier, New Jersey (Roughing), 3:07; Tomas Kopecky, Florida (Roughing), 3:07; Erik Gudbranson, Florida (Roughing), 17:52; Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey (PS-Hooking on breakaway), 19:26.|