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Hurting Devils look to snap three-game skid in Florida

Mar 24, 2007 - 3:06 PM
New Jersey (43-23-7) at Florida (31-30-13) 7:30 pm EDT

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) - New Jersey Devils forwards Brian Gionta and Patrick Elias have combined for 45 goals this season. Their absence is part of the reason the Devils are trying to hold off the hard charging Pittsburgh Penguins.

New Jersey is looking to snap a three-game losing streak and pick up their first win of their five-game road trip as they visit the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

The Devils lost Gionta and Patrick Elias along with fellow forward John Madden to groin injuries. But that is not all they have lost. The Pittsburgh Penguins are just two points behind the first-place Devils after trailing by them 11 points at the end of February.

Losing Gionta, who has been out since March 6, and Elias, who has not played since March 14, has crippled the Devils. They have managed just three goals during their current three-game losing streak.

The Panthers are on a roll, having won eight of their last 12 games, but are out of playoff contention, and will look to play spoiler for the remainder of the season.

The good news is the Devils have won eight of their last 10 against the Panthers, and two of three this season. They will be looking for revenge though, as their last meeting was a 4-2 loss in Florida on January 27.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 1 0 (2) 4
    FLORIDA 1 1 1 0 (1) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - OLLI JOKINEN 36 (MIKE VAN RYN) 12:18
    2ND PRD: FLA - STEPHEN WEISS 19 (UNASSISTED) 9:25
    NJD - (PP) DAVID CLARKSON 2 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, SCOTT GOMEZ)
    13:06
    NJD - JIM DOW

    Mar 24 10:17 PM


  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 1 0 (2) 4
    FLORIDA 1 1 1 0 (1) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - OLLI JOKINEN 36 (MIKE VAN RYN) 12:18
    2ND PRD: FLA - STEPHEN WEISS 19 (UNASSISTED) 9:25
    NJD - (PP) DAVID CLARKSON 2 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, SCOTT GOMEZ)
    13:06
    NJD - JIM DOW

    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 10:17 PM
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    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 10:04 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 1 3
    FLORIDA 1 1 1 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - OLLI JOKINEN 36 (MIKE VAN RYN) 12:18
    2ND PRD: FLA - STEPHEN WEISS 19 (UNASSISTED) 9:25
    NJD - (PP) DAVID CLARKSON 2 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, SCOTT GOMEZ)
    13:06
    NJD - JIM DOWD 2 (ZACH PARISE, TRAVIS ZAJAC)

    Mar 24 9:55 PM
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    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 9:46 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 3
    FLORIDA 3
    3RD PRD: NJD - JIM DOWD 3 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, MARTIN BRODEUR) 10:12

    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 9:36 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 2
    FLORIDA 3
    3RD PRD: FLA - VILLE PELTONEN 16 (CHRIS GRATTON, MIKE VAN RYN) 2:31

    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 9:22 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 2
    FLORIDA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - OLLI JOKINEN 36 (MIKE VAN RYN) 12:18
    2ND PRD: FLA - STEPHEN WEISS 19 (UNASSISTED) 9:25
    NJD - (PP) DAVID CLARKSON 2 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, SCOTT GOMEZ)
    13:06
    NJD - JIM DOWD 2 (ZACH PARISE, SERGEI BRYLIN)

    Mar 24 9:01 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 2
    FLORIDA 2
    2ND PRD: NJD - JIM DOWD 2 (ZACH PARISE, SERGEI BRYLIN) 16:54

    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 8:57 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 1
    FLORIDA 2
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) DAVID CLARKSON 2 (JAY PANDOLFO, SCOTT GOMEZ) 13:06

    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 8:50 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 0
    FLORIDA 2
    2ND PRD: FLA - STEPHEN WEISS 19 (UNASSISTED) 9:25

    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 8:41 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 0 0
    FLORIDA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - OLLI JOKINEN 36 (MIKE VAN RYN) 12:18
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NJD 9 9
    FLA 6 6
    GOALIES: NJD - MARTIN BRODEUR
    FLA - ED BELFOU

    Mar 24 8:08 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 0
    FLORIDA 1
    1ST PRD: FLA - OLLI JOKINEN 36 (MIKE VAN RYN) 12:18

    Devils vs. PanthersMar 24 7:58 PM