April 24, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) makes a save on Florida Panthers left wing Marco Sturm (16) during the second period of game six of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Game 7, Panthers and Devils. Which team will rise to the occasion and move onto the second round of the Stanley Cup Finals?
It all comes down to this for both the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils. Both teams have scored 15 total goals in this series so it is as even as it can get. Can't ask for a better set up for Game 7
The game will start at 8:30 p.m. and be broadcast in its entirety on the NHL Network nationally, with NBC Sports Network picking up coverage after the conclusion of the game between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators. Fox Sports Florida will handle the local broadcast.
While it is a given that Martin Brodeur will start for the Devils in goal on Thursday, the Panthers are still debating who will start in goal, given Jose Theodore's knee injury. Theodore did participate in an optional skate on Wednesday and if available to play, should be expected to start according to Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen.
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