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April 13, 2002
Devils Beat Capitals 4-3 in Overtime - No Flyers
    The New Jersey Devils defeated the Capitals in Washinton, 4-3, in overtime on Saturday, April 13, 2002.   The win was the sixth straight for the Devils and along with the Senators loss, means that they will not face the Flyers in the first round of the playoffs.
    Brian Gionta gave the Devils an early 1-0 lead by beating Sebastien Charpentier at 4:20 of the first period.   Gionta's 4th goal of the season was assisted by Christian Berglund.
    Charpentier, in just his second NHL start, gave up another goal at 7:01 of the first period, when John Madden beat him, by shooting the puck through his legs.   Madden's 15th goal of the season was assisted by Christian Berglund and Brian Gionta.
    Patrik Elias left the game early, with an apparent hand injury, after logging only 1:17 of ice-time in the period.
    Ulf Dahlen beat John Vanbiesbrouck at 10:00 of the first period, cutting the Devils lead to 2-1.
    The first period ended with the Devils leading the Capitals 2-1.   The Devils outshot the Caps 11-8 in the first period and won 10 of 18 faceoffs.
    Patrik Elias returned to the bench and a regular shift once the second period resumed.
    Sergei Gonchar tied the game at 5:47 of the second period by beating Vanbiesbrouck with a long shot.
    Steve Konowalchuk gave the Capitals their first lead of the game at 8:30 of the second period.
    Petr Sykora left the game in the second period with a foot injury.
    The second period ended with the Capitals leading the Devils, 3-2.   The Devils outshot he Capitals 9-7 and won 12 of 24 faceoffs in the period.
    Andreas Salomonsson tied the game, 3-3 just 29 seconds into the third period.   Salomonsson's 4th goal of the season was assisted by Bobby Holik and Brian Gionta.
    Regulation time ended with the game tied, 3-3.
    Scott Niedermayer won the game 1:53 into the overtime period.   Salomonsson carried the puck around the net, and put a nice pass on the stick of Niedermayer to win the game.   Brian Gionta also got an assist on Nidermayer's 11th goal of the season.
    The Devils outshot the Capitals 38-24 in the game.
    This game was the first of the season that the Devils were not called for a penalty.
    Martin Brodeur and several other regulars were rested.   Sergei Brylin, Jay Pandolfo, and Brian Rafalski were healthy scratches for the Devils.   Scott Gomez (hand) and Stephane Richer (foot) were also scratches.
    Scott Stevens and John Madden were the only two players to participate in all 82 Devils regular season games.   Jamie Langenbrunner played in a combined 82 for Dallas (68) and New Jersey (14).

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