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Red-hot Henrique scores twice, Devils beat fading Hurricanes 5-4

Saturday, 03.08.2014 / 9:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Red-hot Henrique scores twice, Devils beat fading Hurricanes 5-4

NEWARK, N.J. - Tuomo Ruutu scored with 6:30 to play against his former teammates, and the New Jersey Devils earned a 5-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes after squandering a three-goal lead Saturday night.

Red-hot Adam Henrique added two more goals, and Travis Zajac and Damien Brunner had the others as the usually defensive-minded Devils had another lax game in their own end.

Jeff Skinner, Jay Harrison, Nathan Gerbe and Alexander Semin scored for Carolina, which has lost seven of eight. Gerbe and Semin tallied in the third period to make it 4-4.

Ruutu, acquired by New Jersey from Carolina on Wednesday, scored the game winner with a shot from between the circles that was set up by an outstanding play by defenceman Marek Zidlicky.

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I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final