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Game 12: Carolina Hurricanes (6-4-1) @ New Jersey Devils (8-1-3)

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[color=#000000][b]Current Conference Standings[/b][/color]
[color=#000000]1. New Jersey Devils (8-2-3, 19 points, 13 GP)[/color]
[color=#000000]2. Boston Bruins (8-1-2, 18 points, 11 GP)[/color]
[color=#ff0000][b]3. Carolina Hurricanes (7-4-1, 15 points, 12 GP)[/b][/color]
[color=#000000]4. Toronto Maple Leafs (8-5-0, 16 points, 13 GP)[/color]
[color=#000000]5. Ottawa Senators (7-4-2, 16 points, 13 GP)[/color]
[color=#000000]6. Pittsburgh Penguins (8-5-0, 16 points, 13 GP)[/color]
[color=#000000]7. Montreal Canadians (7-4-1, 15 poi[/color]nts[color=#000000], 12 GP)[/color]
[color=#000000]8. New York Ranger (7-5-0, 14 points, 12 GP)[/color]

[b][color=#000000]Game Recap[/color][/b]

[color=#000000]Canes beat the Devils at The Rock (once again...)[/color]

[b][color=#000000]Three Stars[/color][/b]
[color=#000000]1. Jiri Tlusty (Back to Back) (2 goals, 0 assists, 2 points)[/color]
[color=#000000]2. Cam Ward (28 shots, 26 saves, .929 save %)[/color]
[color=#000000]3. Ilya Kovalchuk (New Jersey) (1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point)[/color]

[b][color=#000000]Goals[/color][/b]
[color=#000000]Goal 1: Jussi Jokinen (1) (PP) (Assists: Joe Corvo, Joni Pitkanen)[/color]
[color=#000000]Goal 2: Patrick Dwyer (4) (Assists: Jay Harrison, Justin Faulk)[/color]
[color=#000000]Goal 3: Jiri Tlusty (4) (Assist: Eric Staal)[/color]
[color=#000000]Goal 4: Jiri Tlusty (5) (Assists: Eric Staal, Justin Faulk)[/color]

[b][color=#000000]News and Notes[/color][/b][list]
[*][color=#000000]Jiri Tlusty was named the first star again, making it two nights in a row with a total of 4 goals, 2 assists, and 6 points.[/color]
[*][color=#000000]Joni Pitkanen left the game with a lower body injury (might force JR to make a trade).[/color]
[*][color=#000000]Eric Staal's point streak has reached double digits hitting 10 consecutive games with at least a point after going pointless in the first two games.[/color]
[*][color=#000000]Eric Staal now leads the NHL in +/- rating with an incredible +12 in 12 games.[/color]
[*][color=#000000]Carolina recorded one of their best road trips in team history compiling a 9 out of a possible 12 points while going 4-1-1.[/color]
[*][color=#000000]Carolina snapped the five game winning streak of the Devils tonight.[/color]
[*][color=#000000]Carolina moved from 9th place to 3rd place this week, jumping six teams in the process.[/color]
[*][color=#000000]The Hurricanes are now a full game ahead of Tampa Bay for the division lead.[/color]
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[b][color=#000000]Stat Leaders[/color][/b]
[color=#000000]Eric Staal (8 goals, 8 assists, 16 points)[/color]
[color=#000000]Jeff Skinner (7 goals, 5 assists, 12 points)[/color]
[color=#000000]Jordan Staal (1 goal, 10 assists, 10 points)[/color]
[color=#000000]Alexander Semin (3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points)[/color]
[color=#000000]Jiri Tlusty (5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points)[/color]

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Excited for this one, one of my friends is a huge Devils fan and he has been talking about this game nonstop for a few days now. Like to get a big win here tonight and continue to build momentum

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The 2009 playoffs were fuging crazy. Too bad we ran out of steam against the Flightless Birds.

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Hoping they put on a good show tonight!

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Need to beat that old geezer Brodeur. Beat the Devils in their trash state!!

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3 years ago a friend of mine was dating a girl from Charlotte that was a big Devils fan. She watched numerous Canes and USA Olympic games with us (of course she was cheering for Canada). She was obnoxiousness rude and a just plain pain in the ass. I've hated the Devils every since.

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I remember going ape poo when Staal scored that goal in game 7. Hope we can steal this game tonight. Gonna need Ward to be on his game

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Canes playing well so far

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another pk fail

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I guess the only benefit was that the PK was good after they let in that goal.

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JUICE!

my god NJ has the most annoying broadcast crew ever.

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