Flyers to meet Devils after NJ's 20T win

New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene (6) upends Florida Panthers' Scottie Upshall during the third period of Game 7 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
April 26, 2012 10:00:31 PM PDT
No more waiting. No more mystery. The Philadelphia Flyers now know their Eastern Conference Semifinal opponents - the New Jersey Devils.

Flyers/Devils Full Schedule

Sunday, April 29, 2012 3:00 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia
Thursday, May 3, 2012 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey
Sunday, May 6, 2012 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey
*Tuesday, May 8, 2012 tbd New Jersey at Philadelphia
*Thursday, May 10, 2012 tbd Philadelphia at New Jersey
*Saturday, May 12, 2012 tbd New Jersey at Philadelphia
*if necessary

Adam Henrique scored his second goal of the game at 3:47 of the second overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in Game 7 early Friday to advance to second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Devils wasted a 2-0 lead in the third period, then recovered and earned a matchup with Philadelphia in the East semifinals. Stephen Gionta also scored in regulation for New Jersey, which won a series for the first time since 2007.

Martin Brodeur made 43 saves for the Devils in a game that ended on April 27 - the 20th anniversary of Brodeur's first playoff appearance for New Jersey.

Stephen Weiss and Marcel Goc scored third-period goals for the Panthers, and Jose Theodore made 32 saves. The Panthers made a surprising run to the Southeast Division title this season, earning their first postseason berth in 12 years.

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Associated Press contributed to this report.


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