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OT Win Is A Devs Postseason Positive

Monday, 04.30.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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OT Win Is A Devs Postseason Positive

 

The Devils mob Jamie Langenbrunner after his overtime winner in game two against Ottawa.


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With his winning goal in overtime against Ottawa on Saturday night, Jamie Langenbrunner moved into a tie with some of the Devils’ elite postseason performers.

What he also did was add a chip that the Devils have typically cashed in on over their recent postseason history: a victory in sudden death.

The Devils have won the previous eight playoff series in which they have registered at least one overtime victory, a stretch that began in the first round of their run to the 1995 Stanley Cup Championship.

That trend continued in the first round of these playoffs, when a Scott Gomez overtime goal beat the Lightning in game four of the Conference Quarterfinals, and the Devils went on to eliminate Tampa in six games.

On Saturday night, Langenbrunner’s breakaway tally gave New Jersey a 3-2 overtime win in game two of the Conference Semis. It was the winger’s sixth winning goal in his postseason career as a Devil, and tied him with Patrik Elias, Claude Lemieux, Petr Sykora and Scott Stevens for the franchise record.

The overtime marker was also the second sudden-death goal of Langenbrunner’s Devil career, and added the Cloquet, MN-native to an even shorter list of Devils with as many as two postseason OT goals: Stephane Richer and Randy McKay.

Langenbrunner’s previous postseason overtime goal came in game two of the 2003 Eastern Conference Semis against the Lightning, as the Devils took the first two games of the series on Langenbrunner winners. New Jersey went on to defeat Tampa in five games.

The Devils resume their 2007 Eastern Conference Semifinals in Ottawa on Wednesday for game four, which gets underway at 7 p.m. (VERSUS, WFAN 660 AM).

New Jersey returns to the Meadowlands for game five at 8 p.m. this Saturday, May 5 (FSN NY, 92.3 Free FM). Tickets can be purchased at the arena box office, or by visiting ticketmaster.com.

with wire services

 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47