DeBoer to face former team in Florida

With the Devils riding a two-game win streak in the BankAtlantic Center, coach Pete DeBoer will face his former Florida Panthers team for the first time since being fired last April.

DeBoer made no effort to hide that the game carries extra meaning to him, and according to a few players, the feeling is mutual.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere and the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti, Nick Pamieri is the healthy scratch and Martin Brodeur will start in goal against the Southeast Division-leading Panthers.