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Round 1 GameThread 6: Devils @ Carolina

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New Jersey Devils
@ Carolina Hurricanes

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009, 7:30 PM EDT
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Round 1 Game 6 Preview: Devils @ Carolina
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Check up on Gulitti and Chere to find out if Langenbrunner will be good to go. (UPDATE: Langenbrunner will play, Salvador will not according to Gulitti.) As it is, Gulitti already learned quite a bit about Carolina at their practice this morning. It looks like Anton Babchuk will be back on defense, Frantisek Kaberle may be sitting for Babchuk, Matt Cullen is expected to play, and Sergei Samsonov is "hopeful."

As far as I know, Babchuk in for Kaberle won't mean Carolina will make fewer mistakes in their own end - as both saw time this series and both haven't reduced the mental errors of the blueline overall. Moreover, Cullen and Samsonov each have an assist and that's it. They haven't been lighting it up (no points from either defenseman here). Remember: Carolina's top goal scorer is a three way tie between Chad LaRose, Ryan Bayda, and Eric Staal with 2 goals each. So Devils, stop that fourth line!

I will be here for the game so let's comment together as we cheer on our favorite team to clinch the series. Please keep them relevant to the game and the series; and please keep the clean. I'll see you for gametime. GO DEVILS!