New Jersey dominated the opening minutes, taking eight of the first 10 shots. Eventually, the Panthers settled down — getting 10 shots on Brodeur in the final 10-plus minutes of the first period, yet still heading into the first intermission trailing 1-0.
"They got one lucky tip," Kopecky said in a televised interview between periods. "You know, we weren't in a lane and we were kind of cruising around in our zone and it ended up in our net."
Lucky or not, it was enough to get the Devils going.
And fittingly, Henrique not only got his team started, but then he finished the job.
"I think I blacked out when I heard the thud of the back of the net," Henrique said. "It was a great feeling."
NOTES: The Devils and Flyers split six meetings this season. It'll be the fifth time in the Brodeur era that the teams have met in the playoffs; Philadelphia won in 2004 and 2010, while New Jersey prevailed on their way to Cup titles in 1995 and 2000. ... Florida had as many broken sticks — two — as shots in the second period. ... Madden returned to the ice about 13 minutes after needing to leave following his collision with Kopecky.
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