In Game 4, the Hurricanes — courtesy Tim Gleason and Joe Corvo — were able to neutralize Zach Parise and the Devils' top line en route to a dramatic 4-3 last-second victory. While Carolina will need to keep their emotions in check heading into Game 5 in Newark, New Jersey will have to shake off a difficult defeat that left goalie Martin Brodeur frustrated and their fans wondering if the the final goal should have counted.
The series' fifth game will present another challenge to the Canes since they won't get get the final line change and the ability to freely matchup Gleason and Corvo against the Parise line.
In the CHL, Belleville blew a third-period lead and lost to Brampton. They now trail the series 3-1.
Game 4 Recaps And News
In Lou We Trust: Carolina wins Game 4 at last second and Brodeur bump, 4-3
News & Observer: Canes tie series with buzzer-beater • Seidenberg returns just in time for Canes • Brodeur laments outcome • Canes Now: Canes beat the clock • Talking Points: As they go, so go their teams • Talking Points: Atmosphere yes, sellouts no
The Star-Ledger: Devils comeback attempt crushed on buzzer-beating goal • Notebook: Last-second loss leave bad taste in Devils' mouth • What a Finnish! Carolina's Jokinen plays the hero with game-winning goal • Salvador optimistic in face of knee injury • Things you maybe have missed • Brodeur upset over non-call on final play
The NHL's goalie interference rule sets a mandate to protect the goalie in the blue ice – to let the goalie do his job. In the white ice, it is a more delicate matter, including who moved into whom. The referee has one split-second look at it and it is a judgment call. NHL Hockey Operations has no video review capacity in this instance. Hockey Operations officials agreed with the call on the ice, that it looked like the goalie, Martin Brodeur, moved out toward the skater.
From The Rink: It wouldn't be playoff hockey without disputed goals
Puck Daddy: The longest 0.2 seconds of Martin Brodeur's life
850 The Buzz: An instant classic at the RBC Center — Canes win 4-3 (audio also) • The baby needs his bottle
Belleville Bulls (trail series with Brampton 3-1): Lose Game 4