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

Wednesday, 08.27.2014 / 4:29 PM ET / 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."

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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