Hurricanes Shock Devils With Late Goal to Tie Series 2-2
While pretty much every other series in the opening round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs has been decidedly one-sided- The Canucks already swept their series and the Red Wings and Bruins both hold 3-0 series leads- The New Jersey Devils – Carolina Hurricanes series has been a tight, entertaining one, and it is reflected in the 2-2 series tie.
The latest bit of excitement from this series came last night, when the Devils came back from a 3-0 deficit only to see Carolina tip home the game-winning goal with a minuscule 0.2 seconds remaining on the clock! Jussi Jokinen tipped a Dennis Seidenberg shot past Martin Brodeur on what was certainly the final shot of regulation. Brodeur was furious that the goal was allowed, smashing his stick on the boards.
He had reason to be frustrated, after the way that game went and the thought that New Jersey, with all their experience, ought to be favored in an overtime playoff game.
The Devils will get to play at home once again in game 5 on Thursday. They will play without the injured Jamie Langenbrunner for at least games 5 and 6, and possibly game 7 if necessary.
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