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We need comebacks, we need goals, we need hope

Updated: May 2, 2006, 10:02 PM ET
By John Buccigross | Special to ESPN.com

First Period -- Group Hug

Early in the second period of Game 3 between the Hurricanes and Canadiens, Niclas Wallin was chasing down Montreal's Tomas Plekanec, who was breaking in alone on goalie Cam Ward. Wallin made a beautiful play, using speed and body position, and slapped at Plekanec's stick. Not a two-hand Kirk Maltby special, but a tactical flick that broke up the play. The play was deemed a hook by referee Don Van Magnus Ver Magnusson Hoven. At that precise moment, my stomach felt ...

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