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NHL Playoffs Schedule And Bracket 2012: Panthers Vs. Devils Starts April 13

The Florida Pantherswon the Southeast Division, earning the Eastern Conference's #3 seed in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They will face the number six seed, the New Jersey Devils. In four regular season games against the Devils the Panthers won two, and had one regulation loss and one shootout loss. Although New Jersey finished with eight more points than Florida in the regular season (102 to the Panthers' 94), Florida gets home-ice advantage because of their division title. It is the Panthers' first postseason appearance since 2000, ending the longest playoffs-less streak in the NHL.

Things get started on Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. The full schedule is:

- Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm: at Florida - NHL Network, TSN
- Sunday, April 15, 7:30 pm: at Florida - NBC Sports Network, TSN
- Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 pm: at New Jersey - NHL Network, TSN
- Thursday, April 19, 7:00 pm: at New Jersey - NHL Network, TSN
- Saturday, April 21, 6:30 pm (if necessary): at Florida - NHL Network, TSN
- Tuesday, April 24, time TBD (if necessary): at New Jersey - Network TBD
- Thursday, April 26, time TBD (if necessary): at Florida - Network TBD

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