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First-round breakdown: Devils-Canes

Updated: April 16, 2009, 12:15 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

The last time these two teams met in the playoffs (the second round in 2006), the Hurricanes were building up momentum en route to their first and only Stanley Cup championship.

If there is a certain retro look to both teams, it's because Lou Lamoriello and Jim Rutherford, the longtime general managers in New Jersey and Carolina, have a deep and abiding respect for loyalty. It may not always work out, but they know what they like and like what they know. That's why the Devils' lineup ...

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