What Happened: The Devils got out to a 3-0 lead, only to see their lead evaporate behind four third period goals by Edmonton. Patrik Elias scored a shorthanded goal to force overtime, but New Jersey failed to score in the shootout once again, to fall 5-4.

Star of the Game: David Perron. Perron scored the game-tying goal off of a faceoff with a brilliant shot that beat Brodeur over his right shoulder. He also added the eventual winning goal in the shootout, with a slick backhand shelf shot to light the lamp.?

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...I said before the game as I was watching warmups that I didn't want to see Tampa in the shootout. They have names like crazy, but none of them but Steven Stamkos shot early on. Clearly Guy Boucher knows who his best shootout players are, but Adam Hall? Really?

As for the Rangers shooters, I had the first five spot on, but after Brian Boyle is got a little hazy. Michal Rozsival was scoring at will on breakaways in warmups so I can see where he was called upon. Matt Gilroy as well I can, but I would have picked Marc Staal ahead of both of them to go after Boyle.

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...If he could do that without crashing into the net it would be a lot better, or does crashing into the net give it that little extra oomph

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