Tonight in the NHL: Devils take on Panthers

Tonight in the NHL: Devils take on Panthers
March 23, 2013, 12:30 pm
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The Flyers have one final off day before looking to end the Penguins' winning streak on Sunday (see story).

Here is a look at the notable games tonight in the NHL:

Panthers at Devils, 7 p.m.
The Florida Panthers travel to New Jersey as they look for a season-first, three-game winning streak.

The Panthers are coming off a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.

For the Devils, Martin Brodeur returned in goal in their 4-1 victory over Carolina on Thursday. Brodeur made 17 saves and scored his third career goal.

In 20 regular-season home starts against the Panthers, Brodeur is 15-5-0 with a 1.90 goals-against average.

Forward Matt D'Agostini could make his season debut for the Devils after being acquired from St. Louis on Friday.

The two teams have yet to face each other this season, and last met in the first round of last year's playoffs. The Devils won that series in seven games.

Bruins at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m.
The Boston Bruins visit the Toronto Maple Leafs as they try for their ninth straight victory in the series.

In their current eight-game winning streak against the Maple Leafs, the Bruins have outscored Toronto 41-12.

The Bruins are coming off a 2-1 victory in Ottawa thanks to a go-ahead score by Dennis Seidenberg with 1:04 left in the game.

Tuukka Rask, who is expected to be back in net for the Bruins, has a 1.37 goals-against average in eight starts against Toronto.

The Maple Leafs have struggled in March as they have fallen to 1-3-3 in their last seven games, including a 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo on Thursday. Toronto has also given up a NHL-worst 3.56 goals allowed per game this month.

The two teams last met on March 7, with the Bruins coming away with a 4-2 victory at home.

Sabres at Canadiens, 7 p.m.
The Montreal Canadiens host the Buffalo Sabres as they look to extend their seven-game points streak.

The Canadiens only blemish during their streak includes a 3-2 overtime loss to the Sabres on Tuesday. Steve Ott led the way for Buffalo with a goal in regulation and overtime.

Montreal is coming off a 5-2 victory over the Islanders on Thursday. P.K. Subban scored two goals and Michael Ryder notched his 10th point in 10 games since being traded from Dallas last month.

The Sabres last played Thursday, defeating the Maple Leafs 5-4 in a shootout.

Buffalo may be without Thomas Vanek after he was struck in the right hip by a shot on Tuesday. Vanek, who leads the team with 14 goals, has scored three of them against the Canadiens this season.

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