SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Petr Sykora #15 of the New Jersey Devils scores a first period goal against goaltender Jose Theodore #60 of the Florida Panthers on November 21, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Devils 4-3. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
The Florida Panthers finally return to the postseason on Friday night, hosting Game 1 in their first-round series against the New Jersey Devils.
TV Schedule: NHLNetwork, TSN, RDSI (Nationally); Fox Sports - Florida (Locally)
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