New Jersey Devils Lose Game Four and Cry All The Way Home

chris saccoContributor IApril 23, 2009

RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 21:  Linesman Jean Morin #97 restrains goalkeeper Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils as he argues after giving up the game-winning goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Devils in game four of the quarterfinals, tying the series at two games apiece and, yet again, the Devils were crying.

Marty Brodeur and Jussi Jokinen made incidental contact as Marty was moving forward out of the crease and Jokinen was moving back towards the crease.

A shot from the point then hits Jokinen in the skate and gets passed Brodeur with less than a second left giving the Canes the win.

Immediately, the princess Brodeur starts crying to the official.

After reviewing the goal, it was determined that the puck crossed the line before time ran out.

Brodeur then freaks out and throws a tantrum, banging his stick against the boards.

After the game, everyone watching was subjected to Chico Resch complaining, Mike Emerick complaining, Ken Daneyko complaining, and Steve Cangialosi complaining about the non calls and, of course, more comments from the princess afterwards at the locker room interview.

How many times have we seen the Devils players crash the net and bump into opposing goalies and nothing is called?

Bobby Holik does it, David Clarkson does it, Jamie Langebrunner does it, Mike Rupp does it and nothing gets called time and time again.

Where is the outcry then?

Chico Resch usually chuckles and says something like,"Oh, the Devils just got away with one there” and then it's forgotten.

Hypocrites, the whole bunch of them.

They get all up in arms when it happens to their precious Marty, but when it goes the other way; they’re just fine with it.

Plain and simple, the Devils finally got a taste of their own medicine and they can't handle it.


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