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Flyers Edge Devils In OT, 4-3

Danny Briere scored the winning goal 4:36 into overtime to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday to open the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Danny Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils
Danny Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Briere had his second chance at the winner count minutes after his earlier attempt was overturned on review because he kicked it into the net. He also scored in the second period.

He wasted no time making it up for the OT missed opportunity. He fired a slapper past Martin Brodeur for his seventh goal of the playoffs. Brodeur was screened in front by Philadelphia forward James van Riemsdyk.

Game 2 is Tuesday.

The Flyers took the series lead in their first game in a week after eliminating Pittsburgh in six games. The Devils played their third straight overtime game after defeating Florida in Games 6 and 7 to win the first-round series.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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