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April 19, 2009
Round 1 Game 3: Devils BEAT Canes: 3-2 In Overtime

    The New Jersey Devils skated to a 3-2 overtime win over the Hurricanes in Raleigh to take a 2-1 series lead in first round of the playoffs on Sunday, April 19, 2009.

    Zach Parise gave the Devils a 1-0 lead with a goal that beat Cam Ward at 6:04 of the first period.   Paul Martin and Travis Zajac assisted on Parise's third goal of the playoffs.

    Ryan Bayda answered for Carolina with a goal just 29 seconds later to tie the game, 1-1.

    Brian Gionta scored an unassisted goal with just 9 seconds remaining in the period to give the Devils a 2-1 lead.

    The first period ended with New Jersey leading, 2-1.   The Devils outshot the Canes, 9-8 in the period.

    Chad Larose beat Martin Brodeur just as a penalty expierd to tie the game, 2-2 at 15:30 of the second period.   The period ended with the teams tied, 2-2.   The Devils outshot the Hurricanes 13-9 in the period.

    Travis Zajac scored his first NHL playoff goal at 4:58 of the first overtime to win the game for New Jersey.   Zach Parise and Colin White assisted on the goal.



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