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Discussion: Panthers shutout the Devils, take 3-2 series lead

Apr 21, 2012, 9:17 PM EDT

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 21: Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils skates with the puck against Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BankAtlantic Center on April 21, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

The last time the New Jersey Devils made it past the first round was 2007 and they are now just one loss away from prolonging that slump. After being largely regarded as the favorites in this series despite the seeding, the Devils have largely failed to impress. They took an early lead in Game 1, but since the Florida Panthers got their act together, they’ve been largely the better team. Game 4 on Thursday was the exception to that rule, but the Panthers bounced right back with this 3-0 victory.

Here’s some interesting notes:

  1. njdevils44 - Apr 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    I’ll say it again the devils paid the wrong guy.Kovy was awful tonight!!!!

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