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Great Games #6: Greene Day in D.C.

Wednesday, 08.27.2014 / 4:29 PM / News
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Great Games #6: Greene Day in D.C.
Great Games #6: Greene Day in D.C.

Newjerseydevils.com looks back at 10 of the top Devils games from last season.

#6 - Dec. 21, 2013 Devils 5, Capitals 4 OT

Two two-goal deficits weren’t enough to keep the Devils down in D.C.

Trailing 3-1 after two periods and 4-2 in the third, the visitors rallied to knot the game at 4 before Andy Greene eventually settled a 5-4 overtime victory over the Capitals.

Greene capped his three-point night (1g-2a) by swatting a Jaromir Jagr rebound past Braden Holtby just 43 seconds into the extra session. The Devils rebounded from an OT home loss to Anaheim the night before to claim their second four-game point streak of the season.

"I honestly can't remember the last overtime goal I scored," Greene said. "It feels great to do it and get a big win tonight."

Marek Zidlicky, with his first two-goal game of the season, was one of six Devils with multipoint games. Jagr posted a goal and two assists, while Dainius Zubrus notched a goal and an assist, and Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac each recorded two helpers.

Jagr’s 694th career goal tied him with Mark Messier for seventh all-time.

"I felt like we were playing very good hockey the first two periods, and I look at the scoreboard and we were down 3-1," Jagr said. "That was kind of tough to swallow, but we got some lucky bounces in the third period and tied the game and went to overtime again. I thought we responded very well when we were down two goals, and it's a big win for us.”

Coach Peter DeBoer had high praise for Jagr.

"He amazes me every night I come to the rink," DeBoer said. "I don't have a lot more adjectives to describe him, but he's a pleasure to work with.”

As for the comeback, DeBoer never counted out his club. They improved to 5-2 in games decided in OT.

"I think everyone's surprised we came back (but) I think the least surprised guys are in our room," DeBoer said. "I think they felt confident all night they could still make a game of it."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51