Newark, NJ – Brian Campbell's power-play tally early in the second period was the difference, as Florida erased a three-goal deficit and hung on to post a 4-3 victory over New Jersey in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal from Prudential Center.
Sean Bergenheim, Jason Garrison and Mike Weaver also lit the lamp for the Panthers, who now hold a 2-1 series advantage.
Starter Jose Theodore was pulled after after allowing three goals on six shots. Scott Clemmensen earned the win by stopping all 19 shots for the remainder of the contest.
Zach Parise, Stephen Gionta and Patrik Elias scored in the game's first 6:16 for the Devils, who have lost two in a row in the set.
Martin Brodeur was yanked after giving up three goals on 12 shots in less than 23 minutes of action. Johan Hedberg took the loss after giving up Campbell's score. He made 13 saves in all.
Game 4 is slated for Thursday in Newark.