NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 06: Tomas Fleischmann #14 of the Florida Panthers skates against the New Jersey Devils during their game on January 6, 2012 at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Florida looks to open a two game winning streak today in the first game of back-to-back matinees. They face the New Jersey Devils at 1:00 at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Panthers @ Devils 01/06/12 (via NHLVideo)
Florida topped the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1 on Thursday night at home in Sunrise. Sean Bergenheim and Mike Santorelli each lit the lamp in the second period, and Scott Clemmensen had a shutout through 57:32, stopping 18 shots before allowing Drew Doughty a goal to spoil his bid. Matt Bradley scored an empty-netter to ice the game. Jonathan Quick allowed two goals on only nine shots through the first two periods for the loss. Dineen again spoke to the media after the game, according to NHL.COM,
"We knew we were going to need a game that had a level of patience. That's a word I kept going back to. Don't get frustrated. Patience was a real key for us tonight. That's a hard
team to generate offense against. There's not a lot of loose in their game, so you need to go out there and stay with it and we found a way to score goals."
Kings @ Panthers 02/09/12 (via NHLVideo)
The Devils lost on Thursday to the St. Louis Blues in a shootout, 4-3. Zach Parise, Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias each scored for the Devils, while David Perron, Chris Stewart and Patrik Berglund earned the Blues regulation goals. TJ Oshie netted the game winner in the first round of the shootout. Johan Hedberg allowed three goals on 23 shots, plus the shootout goal in the loss. Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott stopped 18 of 20 shots for the win.
Blues @ Devils 02/09/12 (via NHLVideo)
Season Series: 1-1-1