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Gionta lifts Devils past reeling Flyers

Jan 20, 2007 - 8:58 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Brian Gionta helped the New Jersey Devils avoid an embarrassing loss heading into the All-Star break.

Gionta scored with 20 seconds left in the third period and netted the only goal in the shootout as the first-place Devils handed the last-place Philadelphia Flyers their eighth straight loss, 4-3.

Philadelphia was closing in on its first win since January 2, but Gionta got a rebound of defenseman Paul Martin's shot and beat Antero Niittymaki from the top of the crease for his 21st goal.

After a scoreless overtime, Gionta again beat Niittymaki on the Devils' first attempt in the shootout. Martin Brodeur took care of the rest, denying Simon Gagne, Peter Forsberg and Mike Richards to give New Jersey its seventh consecutive win in the series.

Philadelphia never trailed until the shootout, grabbing a 3-2 lead on Gagne's power-play tally with 6:58 to go in regulation.

Forsberg had the puck in the right faceoff circle and drew a defender before whipping a pass to the goal line. Gagne grabbed it, moved in front of the net and roofed a shot over a fallen Brodeur for his 23rd goal.

Ryan Potulny and Kyle Calder had the other tallies for the Flyers, who have not beaten New Jersey since March 21, 2006.

The Devils, who got goals from Scott Gomez and Jamie Langenbrunner, head into the break with a 13-point lead over the second-place New York Rangers in the Atlantic Division.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 0 (0) 3
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 2 0 (1) 4 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - RYAN POTULNY 5 (UNASSISTED) 2:25
    NJD - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 9 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, PATRIK ELIAS)
    15:25
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: PHI - KYLE CALDER 8 (JEFF CARTER) 1:58
    NJD - J

    Jan 20 3:40 PM


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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 0 (0) 3
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 2 0 (1) 4 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - RYAN POTULNY 5 (UNASSISTED) 2:25
    NJD - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 9 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, PATRIK ELIAS)
    15:25
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: PHI - KYLE CALDER 8 (JEFF CARTER) 1:58
    NJD - J

    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 3:40 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 0 3
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 2 0 3 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - RYAN POTULNY 5 (UNASSISTED) 2:25
    NJD - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 9 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, PATRIK ELIAS)
    15:25
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: PHI - KYLE CALDER 8 (JEFF CARTER) 1:58
    NJD - JAMIE LA

    Jan 20 3:33 PM
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    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 3:33 PM
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    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 3:26 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 3
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 2 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - RYAN POTULNY 5 (UNASSISTED) 2:25
    NJD - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 9 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, PATRIK ELIAS)
    15:25
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: PHI - KYLE CALDER 8 (JEFF CARTER) 1:58
    NJD - JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER 16 (ANDREW G

    Jan 20 3:25 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 3
    NEW JERSEY 3
    3RD PRD: NJD - (PP) BRIAN GIONTA 21 (PAUL MARTIN, PATRIK ELIAS) 19:39
    (WITH EXTRA ATTACKER)

    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 3:25 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 3
    NEW JERSEY 2
    3RD PRD: PHI - (PP) SIMON GAGNE 23 (PETER FORSBERG, MIKE KNUBLE) 13:02

    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 3:12 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    NEW JERSEY 2
    3RD PRD: NJD - JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER 16 (ANDREW GREENE, ZACH PARISE)
    7:58

    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 3:01 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    NEW JERSEY 1
    3RD PRD: PHI - KYLE CALDER 8 (JEFF CARTER) 1:58

    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 2:53 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 1
    NEW JERSEY 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - RYAN POTULNY 5 (UNASSISTED) 2:25
    NJD - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 9 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, PATRIK ELIAS)
    15:25
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI 6 6 1

    Jan 20 2:31 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1
    NEW JERSEY 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - RYAN POTULNY 5 (UNASSISTED) 2:25
    NJD - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 9 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, PATRIK ELIAS)
    15:25
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI 6 6
    NJD 11

    Jan 20 1:41 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 1
    NEW JERSEY 1
    1ST PRD: NJD - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 9 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, PATRIK ELIAS) 15:25

    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 1:35 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 1
    NEW JERSEY 0
    1ST PRD: PHI - RYAN POTULNY 5 (UNASSISTED) 2:25

    Flyers vs. DevilsJan 20 1:12 PM