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speedsk8r27

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Series over. We had one stolen tonight with 20.7 seconds left, and Brad Lukowich can't pick up a man parked in front of the net in the playoffs. It's a shame, too, because this is a grinder team, just like the Devils, and we have the better goaltender.

No way we come back after this backbreaker.

:argh:

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i'm usually the welcoming sort, but i'd shy away from starting threads like this when it's your 12th post (or your 1200th post)

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Even if you're the first member, nothing like that here.

We still have 2 at home.

It's not like Ottawa, where you have to play at the New Aud and win 1 just to get back to the home you lost 2 in.

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Series over. We had one stolen tonight with 20.7 seconds left, and Brad Lukowich can't pick up a man parked in front of the net in the playoffs. It's a shame, too, because this is a grinder team, just like the Devils, and we have the better goaltender.

Utter garbage. Even if you have given up, which is pathetic because if and when they come back to win the next two you'll be right back on the bandwagon, why the hell would you post a new thread with no point to it?

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Why do people feel like starting new threads for stuff that should be in the game thread?!?!

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Why do people feel like starting new threads for stuff that should be in the game thread?!?!

Last time I checked, the game was over.

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if lou was smart he should have taken a timeout with 20 seconds to go, but he didnt...

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if lou was smart he should have taken a timeout with 20 seconds to go, but he didnt...

Yeah, Lou is such a dumbazz.

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if lou was smart he should have taken a timeout with 20 seconds to go, but he didnt...

(a) Lou is smart.

(b) Why should he have taken a time out?

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i'm usually the welcoming sort, but i'd shy away from starting threads like this when it's your 12th post (or your 1200th post)

Check my join date, guy, a month after yours. Where in the rules does it say you have to have x number of posts before starting a thread?

You can agree or disagree, but questioning why I started the thread is useless.

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(a) Lou is smart.

(b) Why should he have taken a time out?

(b)Umm to put the right players out there and to make sure they know what they'll do to make sure the other team doesnt score.... Timeouts arent just for show you know?

(a) If Lou is so smart why is Ken Klee still getting ice time?

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Check my join date, guy, a month after yours. Where in the rules does it say you have to have x number of posts before starting a thread?

You can agree or disagree, but questioning why I started the thread is useless.

it doesn't. my point is that adding a new thread for this was unnecessary and you really didn't say anything constructive or interesting that couldn't go in the game thread.

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Sorry but I agree..

Game over...

Series over.///

Season over..

how do you score the game winner w/ 21 seconds left and lose the game???

I'll be shocked if NJ recovers from this.. they were totally outplayed and had the game won... and yet they lost...

I realize if any team can get back in this its NJ... but I donot see it.. there 21 seconds left you do what ever yo uhave to do to keep them from scoring.. Luch did not even touch the guy.... knock his ass to the floor... there's 21 seconds left who cares!!!

I have not been this frustrated in alog time!!!

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This win broke my heart. It was a bad day and this loss was :evilcry: But I gotta have faith. They're coming home and gonna win. LETS GO DEVILS!

Edited by LizDevil30

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This is almost funny, a lot of the same people who write them off now should have stopped watching when they knew the Devils wouldn't make the playoffs.

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I agree...luck has seemed to run out, much like the Rags were getting the bad breaks against us in the last round...

There are a few things I question about this game...

First...what in goodness name is Ken Klee trying to do skating the puck along the boards on the final goal...??? Dump that sh!it out you dumbass...!

Secondly...why is John Madden drawing the puck back on the tying goal faceoff??? That should have gone forward, and killed some time...

Third...where is our fourth line??? I mean, a team that can win cups is a team that can roll four lines, and it just seems like we just don't have confidence in the fourth line...

My suggestions for next game...scratch Kenny Klee...bring in Albelin...

Sorry to say folks, the last series against the rangers marked the beginning of our demise...we're done...lady luck has left the buliding....

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Secondly...why is John Madden drawing the puck back on the tying goal faceoff??? That should have gone forward, and killed some time...

that's my biggest gripe right there. If Madden starts skating he could've actually come in on Ward on a partial break, just like Wallin on Brodeur. Instead he held up...held up...waited. Now I thought he was going to shoot the puck because Rafalski was camped in front ready for the rebound. Instead he drops a weak pass back for Lukowich who fumbles it, and then nudges it forward into Aaron Ward.

Only Madden could fvck things up so royally in Carolina, maybe he had visions of Kevin Weekes or something. At least get the shot off!!!

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Why in the hell should Madden NOT draw that face-off back? With twenty seconds left in the game, the object is to get possesion and kill the clock. Not give them the puck and let them come at you...

... the bottom line is that the Devils were simply outplayed in every aspect of both games, with the exception of Marty in Game 2 (even though Ward didn't give much to compare to). Look, the series is far from over right now. The Devils have been down 0-2 and 1-3 only to come back and win. Hell, the Canes were down 0-2 to the Habs, losing the first two IN THEIR OWN BUILDING, and came back to win.

I'll admit, it's pretty disheartening to lose the way they did tonight and Carolina is on them at every step of the way... but it takes four to advance. Have a little faith fellas.

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Why in the hell should Madden NOT draw that face-off back? With twenty seconds left in the game, the object is to get possesion and kill the clock. Not give them the puck and let them come at you...

... the bottom line is that the Devils were simply outplayed in every aspect of both games, with the exception of Marty in Game 2 (even though Ward didn't give much to compare to). Look, the series is far from over right now. The Devils have been down 0-2 and 1-3 only to come back and win. Hell, the Canes were down 0-2 to the Habs, losing the first two IN THEIR OWN BUILDING, and came back to win.

I'll admit, it's pretty disheartening to lose the way they did tonight and Carolina is on them at every step of the way... but it takes four to advance. Have a little faith fellas.

you can't blame madden for winning it, perhaps he kicked it back to hard...so what, retrieve it and send it the other way. The Devils were outhustles. Perhaps at that point it would've helped if Lou called a timeout, they were totally winded in the final 10 minutes of the game. Maybe it would've given them that extra effort to finish them off....damn 3 ticks away! :doh1:

I do blame him for doing nothing in front of the net when Staal tied it, and for not shooting on a good scoring chance in OT.

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a) I think we proved we're the better team in this game.

b) The officiating in periods 1-2 sucked a ton of crap.

c) I am sick that we couldn't close it out. Carolina stole a game, it wasn't the Devils' chance at stealing a game.

d) We have to win game 3. We should win game 3 if we play like that. You can't call this series until after Wednesday.

e) I'm still sick.

how do you score the game winner w/ 21 seconds left and lose the game???

Sorry, the Game Winner was scored in Period 1.

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a) I think we proved we're the better team in this game.

:rofl:

e) I'm still sick.

Sorry, the Game Winner was scored in Period 1.

If your talking about the Parise goal where Gomez was sitting on top of Ward there was no possible way that goal should have been allowed.

Edited by Satans Child

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Sorry, the Game Winner was scored in Period 1.

wtf ar you talking about???

gomer took out the goalie.. they had to call back thegoal

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This is almost funny, a lot of the same people who write them off now should have stopped watching when they knew the Devils wouldn't make the playoffs.

It is possible to cheer for a team and have realistic expectations.

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a) I think we proved we're the better team in this game.

b) The officiating in periods 1-2 sucked a ton of crap.

c) I am sick that we couldn't close it out. Carolina stole a game, it wasn't the Devils' chance at stealing a game.

d) We have to win game 3. We should win game 3 if we play like that. You can't call this series until after Wednesday.

e) I'm still sick.

Sorry, the Game Winner was scored in Period 1.

Cow, pass me whatever you're smoking.

You honestly think the Devils, the team that got outshot 30-9 over the final two periods and OT, was the better team?!

I'll be going to the game tomorrow and hoping for the best, but I think the Devils will be lucky to win another game. Not just because they're down two games to none...if the games were close and the Devils looked like they could stay with the Hurricanes I'd still be confident.

But the facts are what they are:

1) Outside of the first period of yesterday's game, the Devils have been outshot by a 65-30 margin in the other five periods of play, plus overtime. That pretty much negates any advantage the Devils have in goal.

2) The Devils clearly can't keep with with these guys over the course of a full 60 minutes. Lou can dictate strategies and matchups all he wants, but he can't make these guys suddenly skate faster.

3) For the first time all season, Gionta suddenly looks like a guy who's too small. He's pretty much been a non-factor and is getting abused in front of the net...when he actually gets there.

4) It's clear that, whenever the Hurricanes feel like it, they can take their play up to a level that the Devils just can't match. They proved last night that, when they absolutely have to score, they have the confidence and ability to make it happen no matter what the circumstances.

This was the game the Devils absolutely had to have. Had they stole a game they really had no business winning they had a shot to win this thing. But just like I had no doubts Carolina would win that game in OT after tying it up, I just can't see the Devils taking four out of five (let alone four straight) against what clearly looks to be a superior Hurricane team. I'll be there tomorrow, rooting as hard as I can...hope's pretty much all I have right now.

And on a side note, great job Pukowich. Just let their best player camp out in front of the net without so much as breathing on him.

Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976

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'76: Obviously, the team was badly outplayed in the first two games. We just don't have a team that can compete against the 'Canes. You are obviously for getting rid of Gionta as he is too small. But he's not the only one that has been slower than the 'Canes. Who else should we be looking at off-loading ASAP? The good thing is that we Elias is an UFA, so we can let him walk. Gomez is a RFA, so we're going to have to trade his rights somewhere to get rid of that guy. And LouLams was correct when he said we could probably move up in the draft by throwing Parise to a non-contender. Who else is on your list?

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