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April 24, 2012
R1 Game 6: Devils Force Game 7, WIN 3-2 in OT

    The New Jersey Devils Defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Prudential Center to force a game 7 in their Stanley Cup Playoffs Quarterfinals matchup.

    Steve Bernier got the Devils on the board first, with a goal that beat Scott Clemmensen at 16:37 of the first period.   Bernier's second goal of the post-season was assisted by Ryan Carter and Peter Harrold.

    Ilya Kovalchuk gave the Devils a 2-0 lead with a goal at 4:21 of the second period.   Travis Zajac and Petr Sykora assisted on Kovalchuk's third goal of the playoffs.

    Kris Versteeg beat Martin Brodeur at 7:05 and Sean Bergeheim scored at 12:49 of the second period to tie the game.

  Neither team scored in the third period, forcing sudden-death overtime.   Travis Zajac did not let the overtime go too long, when he scored at 5:39 to force a game 7.   Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise assisted on Zajac's third goal of the playofffs.

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