Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
After an impressive set of wins that got them into the playoff hunt, the New Jersey Devils suffered a setback last night in a 4-2 loss to the last place Carolina Hurricanes.New Jersey trailed 3-0 going into the third period, but David Clarkson and Adam Henrique each scored in the last ten minutes to pull within one. However, Carolina goaltender Cam Ward buried an empty net goal off an Ilya Kovalchuk turnover with thirty seconds to go to cap the victory.“No one’s going to feel sorry for us,” starting goaltender Johan Hedberg told NHL.com. “We’ve just got to keep plugging away. Tonight, they probably deserved it more than we did.”The 4-2 defeat is just New Jersey’s third loss in ten games, as they have been rolling through the month December into the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. However, the Devils have much to work on following a loss to one of the league’s most disappointing teams in 2011.For instance, the power play unit once again gave up a short handed goal, bringing the...
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