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Late rallies nothing new for Devils

Friday, 10.9.2009 / 4:02 PM ET / Features
By Eric Marin
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Late rallies nothing new for Devils
Zajac is off to a hot start in 2009-10 with two goals and an assist in three games.
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The Devils looked as resilient as ever in their first win of the new season.

Thursday in Tampa Bay, Travis Zajac saved the Devils from an 0-3-0 record by scoring the tying goal with one second left in regulation. Martin Brodeur registered 41 saves, and Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner contributed shootout tallies to finish off New Jersey's 4-3 victory.

The Devils improved to 1-2-0 heading into Saturday's battle at Florida. But late flourishes are nothing new for this group, which made clutch comebacks a hallmark of their 2008-09 run to the Atlantic Division title.

Oct. 11, 2008 / 2-1 OT Win @ PIT:
Patrik Elias scored with 2:29 left in regulation to tie the game at 1 before Parise won it with 38 seconds left in overtime. The contest marked just the third time in team history that the Devils won a game 2-1 in overtime after trailing 1-0 with less than five minutes to go.

Dec. 4, 2008 / 3-2 OT Win @ PHI:
Elias torched the Flyers by notching his ninth and 10th goals of the season in dramatic fashion. After Philly took a 2-1 lead with 4:28 remaining, Elias tied it with 1:30 left. He finished it in the extra session, netting the winner at 2:46 of OT.

Jan. 4, 2009 / 4-3 OT Win vs. OTT: Langenbrunner has scored huge goals throughout his Devils career and last year was no exception. He jumpstarted his second half with his seventh of the season (PP) to tie Ottawa with 3:40 to go in the third. Brian Rolston (PP) ended it at 1:43 of overtime.

Jan. 29, 2009 / 4-3 OT Win @ BOS: The Bruins scored three straight goals to erase a 2-0 Devils lead, but Elias' 22nd tied it at 3 with 1:45 left in regulation. Langenbrunner's 12th sealed it at 1:11 of overtime.

Jan. 30, 2009 / 4-3 OT Win vs. PIT: The Devils' captain came up big for a second straight night. One game after rallying against Boston, the Devils bounced back from a 3-1 third-period deficit against the Penguins. Langenbrunner tied it at 3 with 31 seconds remaining in the third, then scored the winner with one minute left in extra time.

Feb. 15, 2009 / 6-5 Win vs. SJ:
A back-and-forth battle royale against the Sharks was tied five times and featured two lead changes. David Clarkson's PPG put the Devils on top for good, breaking a 5-5 stalemate with 3:32 left in the third period.

April 11, 2009 / 3-2 Win vs. CAR:
Dainius Zubrus scored his 15th of the year with 4:26 left in regulation to break a 2-2 tie and lift New Jersey to a 3-2 triumph in their regular-season finale.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59