Florida 4, New Jersey 3

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 38-26-7-11 21-9-2-9 17-17-5-2 W2
New Jersey 48-28-2-4 24-13-0-4 24-15-2-0 L2


PANTHERS 4, DEVILS 3: Sean Bergenheim and Brian Campbell had a goal and an assist apiece to lift Florida to a stunning comeback against host New Jersey and 2-1 a series lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

The Panthers thrived on special teams, converting on all three of their power play chances to erase an early three-goal deficit in a game that featured two goalie switches.

The Devils jumped out to a 3-0 advantage in the opening 6:16 courtesy of goals from Zach Parise, Stephen Gionta and Patrik Elias. Panthers coach Kevin Dineen promptly gave Jose Theodore the hook in favor of Scott Clemmensen after Theodore allowed three goals on six shots.

Florida responded with four unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead in the second period.

Devils bench boss Peter DeBoer pulled veteran netminder Martin Brodeur after Mike Weaver scored with the man advantage to knot the game at 3-3 early in the second frame.

Campbell netted the Panthers’ third power play tally of the game when he fired a point shot past a screened Johan Hedberg, who came on in relief of Brodeur, to give Florida the 4-3 lead.

Bergenheim and Jason Garrison also scored on the power play for the Panthers.

Clemmensen stopped all 19 shots he faced to earn his first career playoff victory.

: Brodeur was pulled for the first time in 45 playoff starts. He allowed three goals on 12 shots. ... Each game has featured one team jumping out to a 3-0 lead.

Top Game Performances

Florida   New Jersey
Sean Bergenheim 2 Points Zach Parise 2
Sean Bergenheim 1 Goals Zach Parise 1
Scottie Upshall 2 Assists Zach Parise 1
Sean Bergenheim 1 Power Play Goals Patrik Elias 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Scott Clemmensen 1.000 Save Percentage Johan Hedberg .929
Scott Clemmensen 19 Saves Johan Hedberg 13

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 26 4 3-3 2-3 8 25
New Jersey 25 3 1-3 0-3 8 28

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Florida. The Devils have a W/L % of .604 after a win and .559 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Panthers have a W/L % of .459 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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