29 April 2009
Brian Rolston scored his first goal in the series in Game 7. Gionta threw a pass off the boards and Brian timed it perfectly and one timed the puck. An absolute rocket passed Cam Ward on the power play. It appeared to be a huge goal, and game winning goal, giving the Devils a 3-2 lead. A lead they held with under two minutes left in the 3rd period. Then, the wheels came off. Not only did they give up the tying goal to Jussi Jokinen., they gave up the game and series to Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes 28 seconds after Jokinen’s goal. Watching it live was bizarre. What a way to lose a series, at home, with Brodeur in net. Wow.