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Devils Vs. Panthers, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 2: Florida Still Looking For First Playoff Win Since 1997

The Florida Panthers, in the playoffs for the first time since 2000, find themselves in an 0-1 hole in their 2012 Eastern Conference playoffs opening round series despite a valiant comeback in Game 1 against the New Jersey Devils. The Panthers fell behind 3-0 early in Game one before clawing their way back only to fall 3-2.

Florida takes the ice at BankAtlantic Center again Sunday, looking to win their first playoff game since 1997. To do so, Florida must beat New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur, who saved 24 of the 26 Panthers' shots he faced in the opening game of the series. Brodeur has beaten Florida a whopping 42 times in his career.

The Panthers do not want to fall in an 0-2 hole to New Jersey and Brodeur, as the Devils are 10-for-10 in playoff series after winning the first two games in the Brodeur Era.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Panthers' playoff push, visit Litter Box Cats. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, head over to In Lou We Trust. For all your hockey news and notes and more on each playoff series, keep up with SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub.

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