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2023 Playoffs Gamethread #11: New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes

The New Jersey Devils won Game 3 in a big way on Sunday, 8-4. For the Devils to fully honor that victory, they need to get a second straight win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Winning will make it a best-of-three series. Losing will put the Devils on the brink of elimination. The People Who Matter can support the Devils in this post.

Carolina Hurricanes v New Jersey Devils - Game Three
A 4-point day on Sunday. What will be the follow up by The Big Deal?
Photo by Rich Graessle/NHLI via Getty Images

This is Game 4 of the second round. Our Favorite Team dropped a bag of hammers on Carolina’s goaltenders to win Game 3 by an 8-4 goal. A great win. An important win. But for that win to mean anything, they need to win this game. Should they do so, then they go back to Raleigh on Thursday for a Best of Three. If they do not, then it could all be over on Thursday night.

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes (1-2 in series)

The Time: 7:00 PM ET

The Broadcast: National TV - ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS; Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network on Audacy

The Song of the Night: The Devils need to continue to throw Carolina off their game. Getting three goals within the first 13 minutes did the trick. Thank you, questionable goaltender play of Carolina. How can the Devils try to repeat that? By continuing to go to the net and try to push forward before they can push in their 1-2-2 forecheck. Fittingly, this is “Straight to Your Face” by the legendary Hatebreed from the The Rise of Brutality album.

The Rules: The rules remain the rules even as the Devils are in the playoffs. Please keep your comments clean (this means no swearing! no! swearing!), legal (read: no streams, no links to streams, no asking for streams, no streams, no streams), and about the game itself. Other scores are OK, but let’s make sure the comments here are primarily about the Devils and this game. Also, let’s respect each other, there’s no need for drama or unwelcome nature of any sort. This is a game thread, let’s focus on the game. Play nice with each other or you will not play at all. Thank you for reading. Go Devils!