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Video: Tuomo Ruutu foils former team’s comeback attempt

Mar 8, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

Many were surprised that the New Jersey Devils were so eager to acquire Tuomo Ruutu from the Carolina Hurricanes, but he gave his new team some early value against his old franchise on Saturday night.

The Devils’ new power forward scored the 5-4 game-winning goal, helping New Jersey avoid a comeback by Carolina, as they saw a 4-1 lead dissolve into a 4-4 tie before that Ruutu tally.

Here’s video of the goal, which was more momentous for the context than for the tally itself:

  1. kicksave1980 - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    I’ve loved Ruutu since his first year in Chicago. Maybe he didn’t meet lofty first round expectations, but he’s a solid player, and you can count on him to give his all every night.

  2. bayafan - Mar 9, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    I’m more impressed by the way Herique has scored 9 goals in six games sense the olympic break.

  3. 950003cups - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:28 AM

    Henrique is starting to fire it up. He’s a big game player. Glad we locked him up. We need a win, he scores. That’s his reputation. Quickly making me forget Parise. Now, if only Kovalchuk would hurry back. The league would flip out if he did. Since they refunded us our first round pick, minus a restocking fee.

  4. rainyday56 - Mar 9, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Ruutu a “power forward”? When did that happen?

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