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Pregame Notes: 1/9 Devils vs. Panthers

New Jersey Devils (16-17-8) vs. Florida Panthers (17-16-8) 7PM • Prudential Center • MSG+ • TOJN/WFAN

by James Stolfi / newjerseydevils.com

DEVILS VS. PANTHERS

Tonight is the third and final regular season game between New Jersey and Florida in the 2016-17 season. The Devils lost the first two games against the Panthers in overtime (0-0-2) at BB&T Center. 

The club is 5-6-3 vs. the Atlantic Division and is 10-10-5 against Eastern Conference opponents.

The Devils are 6-1-0 vs. Florida at Prudential Center since the 2012-13 season. New Jersey is 7-4-2 overall vs. the Panthers since 2012-13.

P.A. Parenteau has points in his last four games (3g-1a) against the Panthers. Beau Bennett has five assists (5pts) in six career games vs. Florida.

PANTHERS CONNECTIONS

Panthers' associate coach Dave Barr played for the Devils from 1991-1993, scoring 12g-20a-32pts in 103 GP. He also served as an assistant coach for the Devils from 2011-2014. Jaromir Jagr was traded by the Devils to Florida on Feb. 26, 2015 for the Panthers' second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in 2016. Jagr scored 35g-61a-96pts in 139 GP over parts of two seasons with New Jersey. On June 6, 2016 the Devils obtained Marc Savard and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from Florida for Paul Thompson and Graham Black. 

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