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Zajac, Clemmensen carry Devils past Flyers

Dec 21, 2008 - 11:06 PM
NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Travis Zajac scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Scott Clemmensen stopped 27 shots as the New Jersey Devils posted a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Patrik Elias and Brian Rolston each scored in regulation for New Jersey, which improved to 12-2-1 in its last 15 games.

Joffrey Lupul and Jeff Carter each had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, which lost for just the sixth time in its last 20 games (14-2-4).

Captain Jamie Langenbrunner kept the Devils alive when he beat Antero Niittymaki with a wrist shot in the third round after Carter missed a chance to win it. Lupul was turned aside by Clemmensen two rounds later, and Zajac beat Niittymaki glove side to seal the win.

"Clemmer (Clemmensen) did a great job of giving us a chance, stopping that third guy and I was lucky enough to get one and sure enough, we get the win," Langenbrunner said.

"I just missed my shot a little bit. It was where I wanted to shoot it," Lupul said. "It's a good point for us. In the shootout, we had our chances to win it. We had some good chances in overtime too. A good point for us."

Zajac helped the Devils rebound after they let a 2-0 lead slip away.

"We worked pretty hard all game and we knew we had to win tonight," Zajac said.

Lupul tied the game with 4:44 left in regulation by tapping in a pass from Carter at the right side of the crease.

"Any time you get a point against these guys, it's good," Carter said. "Their goalie made a couple of good saves in the shootout. We'll take the point though."

Prior to Lupul's game-tying tally, Carter cut the Flyers' deficit in half when he banged home a rebound from the left side with 2:42 left in the second.

"I didn't get a good look at either of the two goals to tell you the truth," Clemmensen said. "The first one was obviously a shot rebound. I just tried to go down."

After a scoreless first period, Elias and Rolston scored 1:06 apart in the second.

Niittymaki, who stopped a season-high 47 shots in a 7-1 win over Washington on Saturday, turned away 24 in this one.

"We found a way to win," Devils coach Brent Sutter said. "When you get in a shootout, you never know what's going to happen."






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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 1 0 (1) 2
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 0 0 (2) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) PATRIK ELIAS 16 (ZACH PARISE, TRAVIS ZAJAC) 7:30
    NJD - BRIAN ROLSTON 3 (DAVID CLARKSON, BOBBY HOLIK) 8:36
    PHI - (PP) JEFF CARTER 25 (JOFFREY LUPUL

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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 1 0 2
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 0 0 2 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) PATRIK ELIAS 16 (ZACH PARISE, TRAVIS ZAJAC) 7:30
    NJD - BRIAN ROLSTON 3 (DAVID CLARKSON, BOBBY HOLIK) 8:36
    PHI - (PP) JEFF CARTER 25 (JOFFREY LUPUL, KIMMO

    Dec 21 3:39 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 1 2
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 0 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) PATRIK ELIAS 16 (ZACH PARISE, TRAVIS ZAJAC) 7:30
    NJD - BRIAN ROLSTON 3 (DAVID CLARKSON, BOBBY HOLIK) 8:36
    PHI - (PP) JEFF CARTER 25 (JOFFREY LUPUL, KIMMO TIMONEN)
    17:18
    3RD PRD

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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    NEW JERSEY 2
    3RD PRD: PHI - JOFFREY LUPUL 12 (JEFF CARTER, SCOTT HARTNELL) 15:16

    Flyers 2, Devils 2  3rd - 4:44Dec 21 3:21 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 1
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) PATRIK ELIAS 16 (ZACH PARISE, TRAVIS ZAJAC) 7:30
    NJD - BRIAN ROLSTON 3 (DAVID CLARKSON, BOBBY HOLIK) 8:36
    PHI - (PP) JEFF CARTER 25 (JOFFREY LUPUL, KIMMO TIMONEN)
    17:18
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    PHILADELPHIA 1
    NEW JERSEY 2
    2ND PRD: PHI - (PP) JEFF CARTER 25 (JOFFREY LUPUL, KIMMO TIMONEN)
    17:18

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    PHILADELPHIA 0
    NEW JERSEY 2
    2ND PRD: NJD - BRIAN ROLSTON 3 (DAVID CLARKSON) 8:36

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    PHILADELPHIA 0
    NEW JERSEY 1
    2ND PRD: NJD - (PP) PATRIK ELIAS 16 (ZACH PARISE, PAUL MARTIN) 7:30

    Flyers 0, Devils 1  2nd - 12:30Dec 21 2:14 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0
    NEW JERSEY 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI 10 10
    NJD 10 10
    GOALIES: PHI - ANTERO NIITTYMAKI
    NJD - SCOTT CLEMMENSEN

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