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January 01, 2011
Game 38: Devils Lose 3-6 to Hurricanes

    The New Jersey Devils lost 3-6 in North Carolina to the Hurricanes on Saturday, January 1, 2011.

    Goals from Tuomo Ruutu (power-play) at 1:48, Jeff Skinner at 4:28, and Sergei Samsonov (power-play) at 8:00 led Jacques Lemaire to send Johan Hedberg to the Devils net to relieve Martin Brodeur.

    Rod Pelley beat Cam Wad at 16:52 of the first period to cut the Hurricanes lead to 3 goals.   Matt Corrente and Anssi Salmela assisted on Pelley's second goal of the season.

    Travis Zajac scored just 49 seconds into the second period to cut the Canes lead to 4-2.   Zajac's sixth goal of the season was assisted by Patrik Elias and Anton Volchenkov.

    Samsonov scored his second goal of the game at 8:42 on a 5 on 3 power-play to give Carolina a 5-3 lead.

    2:36 into the third period Patrik Elias scored his eighth goal of the season.   Matt Corrente was credited with the only assist on the goal which cut the Hurricanes lead to 5-3.

    Jeff Skinner made it 6-3 with a goal at 17:34 of the third period.

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