Wednesday, April 29

Your Carolina MVP Of The Series

Ladies and gentlemen, defenseman Tim Gleason. While the Caps beat the Rangers 2-1 in their game 7 and assured the playoffs will have another round of Ovie after there was some concern, the Whole Gales of Carolina snatched victory from defeat in the swamps of Jersey. Trailing 3-2 with less than 2 minutes in the 3rd period, Carolina launched a furious rally that started with Gleason keeping the puck in the zone with 1:24 left. Gleason dove to his knees to prevent the puck from crossing the blue line and it found its way to Jussi Jokinen, who scored the game-winner in game 4 with .2 seconds left, and he put it in with 1:20 to go.

Not only did Gleason keep the puck in the zone and help get it around to Jokinen, but it also left enough time for Carolina to get the goal that put them ahead thanks to the handywork of Eric Staal.

There were so many great players and both teams gave great efforts in the series that it would be foolish to label one player as the definite MVP, but without Gleason's save, it is doubtful that Carolina would have been able to score one let alone two goals in the final 1:20.

While Carolina celebrates and now must face the 1 seed Boston Bruins and their anti-jerseytucking bear, the Devils are left to swallow sadness.

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