|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NHL Playoffs fans get the ultimate NHL wagering treat Tuesday night as the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils will face off in game seven! NHL Playoffs handicappers will evaluate the ultimate in NHL wagering action as nothing can rival a game seven from the NHL!
The New Jersey Devils were expected to have little problem in this opening round of the NHL Playoffs versus Carolina and were a strong NHL wagering favorite to take the series. But the Hurricanes have shown grit and guts, not to mention a strong defense that has them on the brink of one of the biggest upsets to far in the 2009 NHL Playoffs.
Carolina lost the first game of this NHL Playoffs series 1-4 as expected and everyone figured that the home standing Devils would dispatch of the Hurricanes in short order. But game two of this NHL Playoffs series changed the entire tone as the Hurricanes won in overtime 2-1 to even the series at one game apiece as they headed to Carolina for games three and four.
New Jersey seemed to be back on track with a 3-2 overtime win that could have been a backbreaker but, once again, the Hurricanes responded in game four with a 4-3 win. The Devils played their traditionally tough defensive style in game five and scored a 1-0 win to have Carolina on the brink of elimination from the NHL Playoffs. But facing death at home, the Hurricanes rallied with an impressive 4-0 win to force a game seven back at New Jersey.
Carolina has gotten a lot of help from center Eric Steal so far in the NHL Playoffs as he leads them with 4 goals. Left wing Ray Whitney has 2 goals and 4 assists while right wing Chad Larose has 2 goals and 3 assists. Goaltender Cam Ward has played every game and has a stellar 1.96 goals against average.
Zach Parise leads the Devils in scoring with 3 goals and 2 assists so far in the NHL Playoffs. Right winger Brian Gionta has 2 goals and 2 assists. Goaltender Martin Brodeur has a 2.12 goals against average in all 6 games of the series.
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