SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 15: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 is congratulated by Marek Zidlicky #2 and Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils after scoring a third period goal against the Florida Panthers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BankAtlantic Center on April 15, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Devils 4-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
After taking home-ice advantage from the Florida Panthers in the first two games of the best-of-seven series, the New Jersey Devils return home to the Prudential Center on Tuesday night for a NHL Playoff, first-round contest starting at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network and MSG-Plus.
On Sunday, the Panthers used a solid goaltending effort from Jose Theodore to knot the series at one game apiece. The Devils took Game 1 behind a three-goal first period that led to New Jersey winning 3-2.
Entering Tuesday's game, the Devils will be without defenseman Henrik Tallinder (blood clot) and center Jacob Josefson (wrist), while forwards Matt Bradley (concussion) and Jack Skille (shoulder) are out for Florida.
Here's the games basic broadcast information:
Location: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV Schedule: NHL Network and MSG-Plus
Series: Best-of-seven series tied at 1-1.