Panthers at Devils | Mon., March 31, 2014

  • Dan Ellis #39 of the Florida Panthers lies on the ice after allowing Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils to score his hattrrick goal at 9:37 of the third period at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Panthers 6-3. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the New Jersey Devils checks Quinton Howden #42 of the Florida Panthers during the first period at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Jesse Winchester #17 of the Florida Panthers is hit by Eric Gelinas #22 of the New Jersey Devils during the first period at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • The New Jersey Devils celebrate a powerplay goal by Travis Zajac #19 at 11:33 of the first period against the Dan Ellis #39 of the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils is checked by Dylan Olsen #4 of the Florida Panthers during the second period at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Brandon Pirri #73 of the Florida Panthers (C) scores at 6:35 of the second period and is joined by Dylan Olsen #4 (L) and Scottie Upshall #19 (R) against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Brandon Pirri #73 of the Florida Panthers celebrates his goal at 6:35 of the second period against Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

  • Florida Panthers' Tomas Fleischmann, right, of the Czech Republic, takes a shot against New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 31, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Bill Kostroun / AP

  • Florida Panthers goaltender Dan Ellis reacts as New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac (19) celebrates his goal with Jaromir Jagr (68), Tuomo Ruutu (15), Pater Harrold and Marek Zidlicky (2) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers Monday, March 31, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The goal was Zajac's third goal for a hat trick as the Devils won 6-3. Bill Kostroun / AP

  • New Jersey Devils' Dainius Zubrus, left, of Lithuania, holds off Florida Panthers' Dylan Olsen during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 31, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Bill Kostroun / AP

  • Florida Panthers' Jimmy Hayes, left, skates in on New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 31, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Bill Kostroun / AP