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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 - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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