So when he got a 2nd chance 2 minutes
Briere nets winner, Flyers edge Devils in OT
PHILADELPHIA Do Danny Briere understood, deep down, that his initial try at a sport-successful objective in overtime was no good.
In the second, sure, it experienced happened so quickly that he did not realize he experienced kicked in the puck. But following viewing the replay, he knew it wasn't a goal.
So when he got a second chance 2 minutes, 23 seconds later, Briere didn't miss. His slap shot gave the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 overtime win towards the New Jersey Devils and a 1- direct in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
"Looking at the replay (of the kicked-in goal), I think it is a small apparent I believe they produced the right call on that," Briere said, laughing. "When I was on the bench there, there were a few seconds when you are shaking your head, you're like, 'C'mon. They produced the wrong contact. I can't think this is happening.'
"I was like, 'All correct, time to stop pouting. Time to refocus. We will offer with that following the sport.' I was fortunate to have an additional break."
The sport-winner was Briere's 2nd goal of the night and seventh of the postseason, which ties him with Claude Giroux for the Flyers' direct. Briere has scored 26 goals in his last 41 playoff video games.
"He is been doing it his whole career," Giroux said. "He is clutch. He is the guy we count on."
Stated James Van Riemsdyk: "You see the men that have that achievement during the normal season, but for what ever cause, arrive playoff time, stage up and take their game to the subsequent level. He has carried out that time after time in the playoffs."
Briere's goals Sunday couldn't have arrive at more opportune times. He scored the Flyers' first and final objectives of the afternoon.
The initial one was critical because Philadelphia sleepwalked via most of the first time period, having difficulties to get its offense going once more following a week off between series (and in spite of averaging five goals a sport in Round one vs. the Penguins). The Devils' Zach Parise gave New Jersey an early 1- lead, and the Devils outshot the Flyers 11- to start the sport.
As the Flyers skated off the ice at the first intermission, Philadelphia followers serenaded them with boos.
"Nobody liked the initial time period," Flyers mentor Peter Laviolette said. "The gamers did not like it. I did not like it. The fans did not like it. We're not going to be effective taking part in that way."
Laviolette pointed to the start of the second time period as a turning point for his squad. From that stage on, Philadelphia outshot New Jersey 30-11. The Flyers were, to put it simply, the more aggressive team.
But none of that aggression translated to a tangible influence till Briere's breakaway place the Flyers on the board eight:07 into the second time period. It took just 37 much more seconds for Philadelphia to seize its initial lead on a Van Riemsdyk rebound.
From there the sport teetered back and forth. The Devils tied it up late in the 2nd and knotted it up once more midway through the 3rd on a Petr Sykora shot that beat Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov 5-hole. The rating remained 3-three via the final eight and a fifty percent minutes of the sport to force overtime.
Following two periods of gaining momentum, obtaining more comfortable on the energy play and peppering Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur with pictures, the Flyers had been much more than ready for the extra time period.
"Generally in overtime, the word in the dressing room is whenever you have a chance to place the puck on net, you toss 1 on net simply because you never know what could happen," Briere said. "The way we experienced performed in the second and 3rd time period 5-on-5, we felt like we had been in control of the sport. We had been skating so nicely, so we experienced the exact same mindset. We (experienced) to maintain attacking and put as many pucks on internet as possible.
"We received a break there on mine."
He meant, of program, the second time.
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