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Clemmensen Starts In New Jersey

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
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By Justin Copertino for floridapanthers.com


Scott Clemmensen will be between the pipes for Florida when the Panthers take on the New Jersey Devils on Friday night, their second game of a four-game road trip.

Clemmensen, who was drafted by New Jersey in 1997, played in 40 games for the Devils last year going 25-13-1, after starting New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur went down to injury. Clemmensen will look to bounce back after allowing two goals on 11 shots, in his last start in Washington on Dec. 3, before being replaced by Alexander Salak.
 
After arriving in their New Jersey hotel just before 1 a.m. on Thursday, most of the Panthers participated in a team workout at the hotel at 10:30 a.m., while a handful of players skated at the Prudential Center. Head Coach Pete DeBoer maintained that the team must continue to focus on the things that they are doing right and not get down on themselves.

"We are just not getting those timely goals to put us ahead or to tie the game," said DeBoer. "We are getting our chances and have to take better advantage of those opportunities."
 
The Panthers recorded a season high 37 hits in their 3-0 loss to Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night. Gregory Campbell (upper body) remains in Florida after being evaluated by team doctors, while Nick Tarnasky (orbital bone), David Booth (concussion), Cory Stillman (knee) and Kenndal McArdle (upper body) are all out.
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