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Gagne's OT goal extends Devils' losing streak

Mar 7, 2007 - 6:24 AM
PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Simon Gagne and the Philadelphia Flyers finally found a way to beat the New Jersey Devils.

Gagne scored 1:47 into overtime to lead the Flyers to a 5-4 triumph over the Devils. It was Philadelphia's first victory over New Jersey in six meetings this season.

Making his Philadelphia debut, Martin Biron made 37 saves for the Flyers. Biron came to the Flyers from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline.

"I have always liked this building," Biron said. "Whatever the reason, the energy is always great in this building. I have had some good games here so when the trade happened, I was excited because I knew it was a building that I feel comfortable in."

Scottie Upshall, Geoff Sanderson, Sami Kapanen and Mike Richards also scored for Philadelphia, which scored four goals in the second period.

Upshall also came to Philadelphia in a trade - from Nashville in the Peter Forsberg deal - and continues to shine for his new team. He has four goals in nine games with the Flyers and feels teams would do well to avoid looking at Philadelphia as a sure win.

"I think most teams are coming in and looking at where we are in the standings," Upshall said. "We are coming out hard and playing in-your-face hockey and right now that is the way we got to play. We are playing fast and I think we are skating well." Zach Parise, Patrik Elias, Sergei Brylin and Brad Lukowich scored for the Devils, who lost their third straight game.

Lukowich scored the tying goal with 5:35 left in the third period.

"It is really encouraging that we came from behind when we gave up the lead," Flyers coach John Stevens said. "We said the other day that we have to win those close games. It was just a great play in overtime to get the win."

Martin Brodeur made 39 saves for New Jersey, which had won five straight road games.

Brodeur had won eight straight meetings with Philadelphia and looked like he would have a good shot at No. 9 after the goal by Lukowich but Gagne had other ideas.

Randy Jones found Gagne in front with a pass and after Brodeur saved Gagne's first shot, Gagne corralled the rebound and slipped the puck under Brodeur's legs for the win.

"Randy (Jones) made a great play on that. Brodeur made the first save but I got the rebound," Gagne said. "That's the type of season we were having against them and we finally figured out a way to get the win at the end."

"I made the save and it went back on his stick," Brodeur said. "I had read the play. The defensemen had walked in and was looking for (Simon) Gagne. I made the save but it bounced back on his stick. It was a goal scorer's goal right there."








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 1 2 1 0 4
    PHILADELPHIA 0 4 0 1 5 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 27 (SCOTT GOMEZ, BRIAN GIONTA) 4:41
    2ND PRD: PHI - GEOFF SANDERSON 10 (R.J. UMBERGER) 0:56
    NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 21 (SCOTT GOMEZ, PAUL MARTIN) 12:36
    PHI - (PP

    Mar 6 9:32 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 4
    PHILADELPHIA 5
    OT: PHI - SIMON GAGNE 36 (RANDY JONES, MIKE RICHARDS) 1:47

    Mar 6 9:32 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 4
    PHILADELPHIA 5
    OT: PHI - SIMON GAGNE 36 (RANDY JONES, MIKE RICHARDS) 1:47

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 9:32 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 1 2 1 4
    PHILADELPHIA 0 4 0 4 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 27 (SCOTT GOMEZ, BRIAN GIONTA) 4:41
    2ND PRD: PHI - GEOFF SANDERSON 10 (R.J. UMBERGER) 0:56
    NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 21 (SCOTT GOMEZ, PAUL MARTIN) 12:36
    PHI - (PP) SAMI KAPANEN 11 (JONI PITKA

    Mar 6 9:27 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 4
    PHILADELPHIA 4
    3RD PRD: NJD - BRAD LUKOWICH 4 (SCOTT GOMEZ, PATRIK ELIAS) 14:25

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 9:21 PM
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    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 9:21 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 1 2 3
    PHILADELPHIA 0 4 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 27 (SCOTT GOMEZ, BRIAN GIONTA) 4:41
    2ND PRD: PHI - GEOFF SANDERSON 10 (R.J. UMBERGER) 0:56
    NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 21 (SCOTT GOMEZ) 12:36
    PHI - (PP) SAMI KAPANEN 11 (JONI PITKANEN, JEFF CARTE

    Mar 6 8:35 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 3
    PHILADELPHIA 4
    2ND PRD: PHI - SCOTTIE UPSHALL 6 (SIMON GAGNE) 19:26

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 8:35 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 3
    PHILADELPHIA 3
    2ND PRD: PHI - MIKE RICHARDS 6 (SAMI KAPANEN, DIMITRY AFANASENKOV)
    18:01

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 8:30 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 3
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    2ND PRD: NJD - SERGEI BRYLIN 14 (PATRIK ELIAS, JOHNNY ODUYA) 17:19

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 8:29 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 2
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    2ND PRD: PHI - (PP) SAMI KAPANEN 11 (JONI PITKANEN, JEFF CARTER) 13:53

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 8:24 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 2
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    2ND PRD: NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 21 (SCOTT GOMEZ) 12:36

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 8:18 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    2ND PRD: PHI - GEOFF SANDERSON 10 (R.J. UMBERGER) 0:56

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 7:59 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 1 1
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 27 (SCOTT GOMEZ, BRIAN GIONTA) 4:41
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NJD 6 6
    PHI 15 15
    GOALIES: NJD - MARTIN BRODEUR
    PHI

    Mar 6 7:40 PM


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    NEW JERSEY 1
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    1ST PRD: NJD - ZACH PARISE 27 (SCOTT GOMEZ, BRIAN GIONTA) 4:41

    Devils vs. FlyersMar 6 7:15 PM