04.22.09 9 years ago 10 Comments

It’s bad enough that New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur is getting his ass handed to him in his divorce prodeedings. Now he’s getting caught trying to sneak out of work early. Granted, it was all of two tenths of a second early, but in These Trying Economic Times, one really needs to stay focused on finishing out the day. Straight outta Compton:

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dennis Seidenberg… returned to the lineup on Tuesday night and played a role in the first and fourth goals — the latter was scored by Jussi Jokinen with 0.2 seconds left in regulation — as the Hurricanes evened the best-of-7 series at two games apiece with a wild 4-3 victory at the RBC Center.

“I felt it right away … it hit my skate and then I saw it in the net,” Jokinen said. “I didn’t hear the buzzer so I was comfortable with the goal, but I was a little nervous with the replay. I looked at our coaches and players and asked them if they thought it was a good goal, and everybody said they didn’t know.”

Replays concluded that the puck did in fact find the net before the horn sounded. Seidenberg said afterwards he wasn’t aware how much time was left when he let it rip.

Elsewhere, the Columbus Blue Jackets are still playing the submissive against their division “rival” Detriot; the Red Wings took a 3-0 lead in their series last night. It’s not much of a rivalry when one team is perenially beaten down, is it? Vancouver actually won their series last night and eliminated St. Louis from the playoffs, unless Simon, Randy, Paula and that new girl all vote to bring them back. And Pittsburgh and AnaheimSan Jose won, and the hockey world championships are getting started shortly, but there will be no posts on that unless someone gets a DUI running over a construction worker. Hey, we know where our bread gets buttered.

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