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Thursday's Game 4 Notebook: #FlaPanthers Going with Scott Clemmensen ... Wolski Still Out

Clemm3NEWARK, N.J. -- As expected, the Panthers are going with Scott Clemmensen in net tonight as they go after the host Devils in Game 4 of the best-of-7 series.

Florida holds a 2-1 advantage in the series.

Both Clemmensen and coach Kevin Dineen said all the right things today regarding the start -- well Dineen didn't confirm it -- as Clemmensen has been outstanding of late.

Not only did Clemmensen stop all 19 shots faced against the Devils on Tuesday in relief of Jose Theodore, but he's given up just five goals in his past five games. 

"I believe I'm playing my best hockey right now," he said.

ClemdevilsClemmensen is 5-0 against the Devils -- an organization he spent seven years with.

"I like these fans,'' he said. "They're a lot of fun. I don't care how loud they boo me, I love them."

Pete DeBoer is going back with Martin Brodeur as expected. Clemmensen said Brodeur will be fine despite being pulled from Tuesday's game.

"I knew as soon as I pulled him,'' DeBoer said, "I'd be going back to him."

--Tomas Fleischmann didn't partake in the morning skate. Wotjek Wolski replaced him on the top line for the practice.

Only Fleischmann will be back in the lineup tonight. 

Wolski, as was the case Tuesday, will be a healthy scratch. So, too, will be Mike Santorelli, Krys Barch and Keaton Ellerby.

--The ice at the morning skate was fine and Dineen all but apologized for ripping the poor ice conditions at Tuesday's skate. 

Dineen admitted the Jersey rink isn't used to consecutive days of 80-plus degrees like his arena is and the place was probably just too warm.

It's a beautiful day today, but it's in the 60s -- as it was yesterday.

The ice shouldn't be a factor tonight. 

--Dineen made one prediction: 

"Here's one guarantee: If we spot them three, we're not going to be able to come back tonight," Dineen said.

"You don't get away with that time after time. We're going to have to play a more consistent brand of hockey. We're not going to steal anything out of this building. We're going to have to earn everything we get."

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