Carolina won 4-1 (Game 5 of 5)

Carolina won 4-1

Game 1: Saturday, May 6th
Game 2: Monday, May 8th
Game 3: Wednesday, May 10th
Game 4: Saturday, May 13th
Game 5: Sunday, May 14th

7:00 PM ET, May 14, 2006

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
NJ 1 0 01
CAR 1 1 24

C. Ward (Hurricanes - G): Saves: 17, Save Pct.: .944

C. Stillman (Hurricanes - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

F. Kaberle (Hurricanes - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

New Jersey at Carolina 7:00 pm EDT

New Jersey at Carolina 7:00 pm EDT Eastern Conference semifinals Hurricanes lead, 3-1

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) - The New Jersey Devils will not have much time to recover as they try to continue an improbable comeback. Then again, neither will the Carolina Hurricanes.

Barely 24 hours after avoiding a series sweep with a home victory, the third-seeded Devils visit the second-seeded Hurricanes in Game Five of their Eastern Conference semifinal on Sunday.

On Saturday afternoon, the Devils avoided being swept for the first time in their 34-series playoff history with a 5-1 triumph over the Hurricanes.

Scott Gomez scored a pair of power-play goals, including an early tally off an opponent's skate, and Martin Brodeur made 19 saves for the Devils, who are hoping to become just the third team in 145 NHL series to rally from a 3-0 deficit to win.

The only teams to accomplish the feat are the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and 1975 New York Islanders. Coincidentally, the father of Devils left wing Zach Parise was a member of that Islanders squad.

"I think it benefits us, that's for sure," Parise said of the quick turnaround. "With the way we controlled the game, the way we took it to them, you've got the momentum. I think whether (my father) had done it or not, you want to come back and win it."