Canes Stun Devils, go up 2-0.
Rebirth at the RBC
Carolina appears finished after the Devils’ Scott Gomez scores with 20.7 seconds left in regulation, but Eric Staal nets the tying goal with three seconds remaining and Niclas Wallin wins the game 3-2 in overtime.
The Devils might have seen their entire season crumble in one stunning loss.
Three seconds away from tying the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Carolina Hurricanes at one game apiece, coach Lou Lamoriello’s dazed players must now find a way to bounce back from a defeat none of them thought was possible.
Now, as the Hurricanes march deeper into the playoffs, every Canes-hater in North America is using the team’s Sun Belt location to lampoon its fan base.
So are we really hockey neophytes who should stick to watching college hoops and NASCAR?
Using an approach that can only be described as highly unscientific, we decided to test the hockey IQ of diehard Canes fans tailgating outside the RBC Center on Monday evening. The method: a three-part quiz on hockey trivia that any Canadian worth his breezers would know.