Canes Finnish Devils
sorry for the pun, what can you really say about the way the Hurricanes came back last night to snatch Game 7 from NJ that explains how crazy it was? just crazy. i like many Carolina fans was on the couch beginning to have thoughts such as "well it was a great series," "at least we made the playoffs this year" etc -- luckily that's not how the players themselves actually think. Cam Ward kept the 'Canes in the game making incredible save after incredible save in the 3rd but it appeared that the game would end 3-2 Devils.
Then Gleason with a miraculous pass from his knees to keep the zone and get the puck to Pitkanin who passes through the box to Jokinen for the tie with 1.21 left, and then just as we're settling in with relief for some OT, Staal has no such plans and puts it away with 30 ticks on the clock. I had just been defaming Pitkanin to someone for fumbling the puck twice during a power play a minute or two previous...Joni i take it back!!
I probably watched the last 5 mins 4 or 5 times just trying to figure out what i had just seen...wild. Here's N&O writer Luke DeCock's take on it.
It's better with Chuck Kaiton's unhinged call, but here are the highlights just the same:
Carolina Stuns Devils
now onto Boston, who owned the 'Canes this year, but that doesn't always mean much this time of year...