There will be no rats on the ice (well, plastic ones anyways) in Newark on Tuesday night, the Devils fans apparently having left Florida after as legend now has it trying to sabotage the Panther's goal celebrations will no doubt be on their best behaviour, (well, they won't throw rats (plastic or live) anyways) at the Prudential Centre for Game Six.
The Devils will be anxious to square up the series at 3 game a piece in front of their home crowd, a back against the wall situation that will require a strong effort to deny the Panthers their chance to advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Florida, unaccustomed to post season play of late, appear to be relishing their opportunities in this first round, the sudden return to the media cycle in South Florida bringing back some fans and spurring on sales of plastic rodents, though apparently, none will be for sale at the rink anymore, should there be a game 7 and beyond.
The Devils who are now the sole tenant in the Prudential Centre (the Nets are off to Brooklyn with a less than fond farewell from the Gov) and no doubt the folks in Jersey are hoping they can extend their use of the rink for a few more weeks, maybe even into June.
Win and they survive to play another game, lose and well, the Prudential Centre is going to be a very lonely place this spring..
Game Six-- Florida 2 at New Jersey 3 OT
The series is tied at 3 games each
Previews and Reviews
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' fourth line unheralded but productive as Steve Bernier scores ...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils shake off ghosts of past eliminations to force Game 7
Newark Star Ledger-- What was the key to Game 6 win?
Newark Star Ledger-- Martin Brodeur will be in goal for his 10th Game 7
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Pete DeBoer: I would've taken one game to decide the whole series
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils stay alive with 3-2 overtime victory over Florida
NY Post-- Devils defeat Panthers in overtime to set up Game 7
NY Post-- Zajac's hard work pays off for Devils
NY Daily News-- NJ Devils' Martin Brodeur is the greatest goaltender New York has ever seen...
NY Daily News-- Travis Zajac score overtime game-winner as NJ Devils beat Florida...
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers fall in overtime, New Jersey Devils force Game 7
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers Scott Clemmensen comes close against former team
Miami Herald-- Dale Tallon Finalist for GM of the Year
Miami Herald-- Panthers Scott Clemmensen Stands tall agains Marty and the Devils
Miami Herald-- Devils keep on Truckin', beat Panthers 3-2 in OT to Force Game 7
Globe and Mail-- Devils nip Panthers in OT to force Game 7
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils hope Game 6 against Panthers won't be season finale
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk on facing elimination: "We're not done yet"
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils' Martin Brodeur: Losing to Rangers in '94 would be tougher...
Newark Star Ledger-- Devils back on the ice in preparation for do-or-die Game 6
Newark Star Leger-- Devils Zach Parise, Martin Brodeur could be facing final game for club
NY Post-- Devils face elimination in Game 6 vs. Panthers tonight
NY Post-- Devils 'not changing anything' on brink vs. Panthers
NY Post-- Devils forward Kovalchuk won't claim he's injured
NY Daily News-- NJ Devils on verge of fourth straight first round exit
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers looking to close out New Jersey Devils
Miami Herald-- Florida Panthers' Brian Campbell a Lady Byng finalist
Miami Herald-- Going back to Newark
Miami Herald-- Every minute counts as the Florida Panthers look to advance...
Miami Herald-- Rat Crackdown: Florida Panthers stop sales of toy rodents
Globe and Mail-- Devils ready to ramp up intensity tonight
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