Panthers mount big comeback to defeat Devils

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Florida's Dmitry Kulikov (left) and New Jersey's  Zach Parise vie for the puck. Florida won 4-3.  JULIO CORTEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Florida's Dmitry Kulikov (left) and New Jersey's Zach Parise vie for the puck. Florida won 4-3.

NEWARK, N.J. — Brian Campbell scored on a second-period power play and the Florida Panthers staged their greatest playoff comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.

The Panthers have a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Con­ference first-round series. Game 4 is Thursday.

PREDATORS 3, RED WINGS 1

In Detroit, Kevin Klein scored a go-ahead goal 6:25 into the third period and Pekka Rinne made 40 saves, lifting Nashville to a win over Detroit and a 3-1 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series.

The Predators can eliminate Detroit in Game 5 on Friday night in Nashville.

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