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NHL Playoffs 2012: Last Night in the East (April 24)

New Jersey Devils 3 vs. Florida Panthers 2 Overtime (Series Tied 3-3)
This game was pretty disciplined between both teams (hardly any penalties).  And the New Jersey Devils weren’t ready to end their run in the NHL Playoffs 2012 by giving up a win to the Florida Panthers.  The Devils win takes the series to a deciding Game 7 (the third one to be played - all of which were with the Eastern Conference matchups).

Although the shots on goal were absurdly uneven with the Devils having a total of 42 and the Panthers having a total of 16 for the game (with those totals, you would’ve thought New Jersey would’ve had a higher score).

The first period was a little slow with only one goal scored towards the end of the period at 16:37 by New Jersey’s Steve Bernier.

The second period saw the most action with three pucks finding the back of the net.  First, a goal scored by Ilya Kovalchuk with a man-advantage then Florida answering with two goals from Kris Versteeg and Sean Bergenheim to tie it at 2.

The third period was pretty unproductive with neither team scoring a goal to force them into playing an extra period.  At 5:39, Travis Zajac scored a goal with a snap shot to win the game for the Devils and keep their playoff hopes alive and crushing the Panthers hopes of ending the series at 6.

Tonight
#7 Washington at #2 Boston (Series Tied at 3) 7:30 PM EST on NBCSN

In the West:

Previous Posts (East):
Last Night in the East (April 11)
Last Night in the East (April 16)
Last Night in the East (April 17)
Last Night in the East (April 18)
Last Night in the East (April 19)
Last Night in the East (April 22)
Last Night in the East (April 23)

Previous Posts (West):
Last Night in the West (April 11)
Last Night in the West (April 12)
Last Night in the West (April 13)
Last Night in the West (April 14)
Last Night in the West (April 15)
Last Night in the West (April 16)
Last Night in the West (April 17)
Last Night in the West (April 18)
Last Night in the West (April 19)
Last Night in the West (April 20)
This Weekend in the West (April 21-22)
Last Night in the West (April 23)