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.
The Florida Panthers begin their quest for the Stanley Cup on Friday night in Sunrise, hosting the No. 6 seed New Jersey Devils. The Cats and Devils are the last series to start, with the puck scheduled to drop at 7:00 p.m. -- the first of four playoff games, with the subsequent three all at crucial Game 2.
While the Cats may be the home team and No. 3 seed, the Devils played in the ultra-competitive Atlantic Division and finished the season with eight more points than your Southeast Division Champions. The Cats will no doubt rely heavily on playoff veteran goaltender Jose Theodore. It's an exciting time for hockey fans in South Florida, and it all begins Friday night. Complete schedule and broadcast information below:
Game Date & Time: Friday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida
TV Schedule: NHLNetwork, TSN, RDSI (Nationally); Fox Sports - Florida (Locally)
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