It's hard to know if the Hurricanes should take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series and toss it in the trash, chalking it up to first-game jitters, or watch it one more time and use it to understand what it takes to win in the postseason.
Either way, Carolina will need to refocus heading into tomorrow's Game 2 or face a 2-0 series deficit when they come back to Raleigh for the series' third matchup.
In the CHL, Mike Murphy and the Belleville Bulls dropped Game 1 of the OHL's Eastern Conference Finals to Brampton.
Game 1 Recaps
Canes Country: Hurricanes fall to Devils, 4-1
In Lou We Trust: Devils roll over Canes in Game 1, 4-1
News & Observer: Canes crumble quickly
N&O's Canes Now: Canes try to regroup after ugly start
Associated Press: Devils 4, Hurricanes 1
The Star-Ledger: Devils cruise past Hurricanes, 4-1 • Parise propels playoff push • Hurricanes goalie sharp while teammates struggle • Things you may have missed • Brodeur expects Hurricanes to bounce back in Game 2 • Devils use defensive formula
New York Daily News: Devils get jump on Hurricanes
WRALSportsFan.com: Hurricanes page (video and audio)
850 The Buzz: Rough start for Carolina (audio also)
Belleville Bulls (trail series with Brampton 1-0): Lose Game 1
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