Game 40: Looking For Life As Panthers Come To Town


Watch It: MSG+ Listen To It: 660 AM

The Last 10 Games: New Jersey 6-3-1; Florida 4-3-3.

Season Series: This will be the third meeting between the two teams this season. Florida won the first game on Nov 21, when they climbed back from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 in regulation. I’m sure we all remember that gem!! NJ then beat Florida 3-2 on Dec 13th but needed a shutout to do it.

Know Your Enemy:  http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/

What We Think of the Panthers:  I thought maybe the panthers would have dropped down a little in the standings by the time January rolled around but the truth is, they are a good team and continue to play decently. They’d better watch out though, looks like Washington is started to storm up the standings.

What I Am Looking For Tonight: Any sign of life because god only knows this team flat lined the other night against the Bruins. Here’s the issue that the Devils face. They were up 2-0 on Ottawa, lost that lead in the third and lost the game in OT. The Bruins proved how much better they are than us by just destroying us. If the Devils don’t win tonight, that means they’ve dropped 3 in a row going into Pittsburgh tomorrow night. Not a great way to go into Pittsburgh.

Describe the Panthers top line in one word. Lethal!! So the Devils will need to stop them.

And finally…. This is a screen shot from the Devils / Panthers game on Dec 13th… Obviously she didn’t like the call. Stay classy Panthers fans, stay classy!!



About Darren

Darren is a long time fan of the New Jersey Devils and had been covering the New Jersey Devils for various websites before starting up Running With The Devils in the fall of 2009.