The Devils and Panthers split their opening two games in South Florida, with the Panthers sending their fans home content on Sunday, gaining their first playoff home victory since the days of rats in their old home of 1997.
The series now shifts to Newark, where the Devils, when they aren't fighting with the Mayor tend to find the atmosphere to their liking, providing for a most uncomfortable place for visiting teams to drop in at. Yet as the hometown paper points out, success has not always been guaranteed by a home playoff date.
With the series tied a one win each, either team could grab some momentum with a couple of wins at the Prudential Centre, it's a series that seems to have stayed under the radar for the most part, lost in the drama of some of the other competitions, but for Devil and Panther fans there is only one game in town, and game three is up next.
Game Three-- Florida 4 at New Jersey 3
Panthers lead the series 2 games to 1
Previews and Reviews
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk ready to 'take charge' as team faces must-win Game 4
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils look at Game 4 of series with Florida Panthers as a must-win
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Pete DeBoer admits Anton Volchenkov struggling ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils GM Lou Lamoriello: Momentum change in playoffs is ...
Newark Star Ledger-- What was the worst part about Game 3 loss?
NY Daily News-- Martin Brodeur yanked during NJ Devils' 4-3 loss against Florida
NY Post-- Devils lose to Panthers, blow 3-0 lead to trail series
NY Post-- Devils trying to turn Rock into hard place to play
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers rally to defeat Devils, take 2-1 lead in series
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers Ready to move Forward ...
Miami Herald-- Where the Rat was won ...
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers defensemen carry the offence
Globe and Mail-- Panthers complete improbably comeback against Devils
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils haven't played well at home in recent playoffs
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils-Panthers series missing nastiness... so far
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Zach Parise: Two games without a goal is no reason to worry
NY Post-- Devils lose to Panthers; series tied
Miami Herald-- Power play gives Florida Panthers momentum
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers even things up
Globe and Mail-- Panthers hang on to pull level with Devils
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