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Talking Points: Cullen improving

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Matt Cullen has spent weeks dealing with a sore left foot after taking a shot in the skate on March 20. He just now might be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Cullen played his best game of the series in Game 5, which allowed Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice to swap Cullen and Eric Staal at center on Carolina’s top two lines, which created matchup problems for the Devils that night and bore fruit in Game 6 when the Ray Whitney-Staal-Chad LaRose line scored three of Carolina’s four goals and contributed on the other.

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Judging by the way the first

Judging by the way the first 3 games went, I thought the Devils had this one in the bag. I guess I was dead wrong. I feel now, that the Canes are goign to win this one out! The Devs looked good on their season winning streak, but they just look tired now. NJ Mortgages

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Luke has worked for The N&O since 2000. He covered the Carolina Hurricanes and the NHL before becoming a sports columnist in August 2008. A native of Evanston, Ill., he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He can be reached at (919) 829-8947, @LukeDeCock on Twitter or