Thursday, April 19, 2012

Game Four -- Devils and Panthers -- April 19, 2012

Two goaltenders removed before the midway part of the game, one of them generally considered as one of the best to ever play the game.  Who says there are no surprises in the playoffs.

Now that the Devils and Panthers have their own version of a Pennsylvania meltdown out of the way, we imagine they will return to the more staid, stable at times mundane brand of hockey that has kept their series on the back burner of coffee break chat through the first week of the playoffs.

The Panthers, having skated into Newark and taken their road victory now regain that home ice advantage, something they very well may need by the time this is over.

The Devils, will need a push back game tonight, answering to the collapse of Tuesday and looking to even the series up and turning it into a best of three competition.

While we are sure the back up goaltenders for both teams are very capable chaps, no doubt with the full confidence of their team mates, it would be baffling beyond all we've seen thus far in the playoffs if Brodeur is not facing down Theodore at the start of the game.

Whether both are there when it ends, well all bets this year it seems are off.

Game Four-- Florida 0 at New Jersey 4  

Series is tied at 2 games each

Previews and Reviews

Post Game

Newark Star Ledger-- Martin Brodeur: Devils fans, how do you feel about him now?
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils down Panthers, 4-0 as Martin Brodeur finds redemption
Newark Star Ledger-- In Devils' win over Panthers, Ilya Kovalchuk's goal brings some relief
Newark Star Leger-- Devils' Adam Henrique one of three finalists for Calder Trophy
NY Post-- Devils shut out Panthers; series tied
NY Daily News-- NJ Devils' Martin Brodeur rebounds from benching with shutout of Panthers
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers trounced by New Jersey Devils series tied at 2-2
Miami Herald-- Clemmensen Starts
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers headed back to the Sunshine State Even with Devils
Globe and Mail-- Brodeur sets new playoff shutout mark in Devils' win

Pre Game

Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk ready to 'take charge' as team faces must-win Game 4
Newark Star Ledger-- David Clarkson, Petry Sykora, Patrik Elia skip morning skate
Newark Star Ledger-- Anton Volchenkov will remain in lineup for Game 4 vs. Panthers
Newark Star Ledger-- Should Martin Brodeur be in net for 'must-win' Game 4?
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils look at Game 4 of series as a must-win 
NY Post-- Devils try to rebound in Game 4 vs. Panthers tonight
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers are only halfway there against Devils
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers ready to move forward...

Previous items about this series.

Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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