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April 23, 2002
Game 4: Devils Chase Irbe Again, Win 3-1, Series Tied
    The New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1, at home on Tuesday, April 23, 2002.   The win ties the series at 2 games apiece.
    Bobby Holik gave the Devils an early lead at 1:16 of the first period, by beating Arturs Irbe with a nice shot.   Holik's 3rd goal of the playoffs was assisted by Sergei Brylin.
    Brian Gionta got his second goal of the playoffs at 17:31 of the first period.   Gionta's goal was shorthanded and unassisted.
    The first period ended with the Devils leading the Hurricanes, 2-0.   The Devils outshot the Hurricanes, 8-5 in the period.
    For the second game in a row, Arturs Irbe was removed from the Hurricanes net in favor of Kevin Weekes.   When the second period started, Weekes was in net for the Hurricanes.   Irbe has only played for 41 minutes the past two games - and let up 5 goals (on 20 shots) in that time.
    There was no scoring in the second period.   The Devils outshot the Hurricanes, 11-10 in the period.
    Brian Rafalski scored on the power-play at 6:23 of the third period to give the Devils a 3-0 lead.   Rafalski's 3rd goal of the playoffs was assisted by Patrik Elias and Brian Gionta.
    Aaron Ward destroyed Brodeur's shutout streak by scoring with just 2:37 remaining in the game.
    The game ended with the Devils winning, 3-1.   The Hurricanes outshot the Devils 9-3 in the third period and 24-22 in the game.
    Andrei Zyuzin, Sergei Nemchinov, and Valeri Kamensky were healthy scratches for the Devils.   Jamie Langenbrunner (leg) was also scratched.
    The attendance for the game was 17,057 out of a capacity of 19,040.

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