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The Death of New Jersey’s “Old Time Hockey”

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Two straight years, New Jersey goes out, not with a bang, but with a whimper.

After playing one of the most miraculous regular seasons since the 2002-2003 Stanley Cup Championship run, the Carolina Hurricanes make a 3-2 comeback in the final two minutes of regulation to end the Devils' playoff hopes.

In the early part of the season, the Devils hall of fame bound goalie, Martin Brodeur, faces a near season-ending injury. All hope is lost in New Jersey, a team that built it's reputation on the back of their goalie and remarkable defense.

With the season seemingly doomed, little known Scott Clemmensen makes the move from Lowell up to the big leagues. Between the pipes, he puts together a storybook year, goes...

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