Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/14
NEWARK, N.J. - After blowing a two-goal lead in the third period by taking a string of five penalties, the New Jersey Devils didn't want to see the solid start to their season come to an end. "We just kept the faith," said veteran Ilya Kovalchuk, whose overtime goal with just 20.5 seconds remaining gave the Devils a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals Friday night at the Prudential Center. "We had troubles with penalties in the third period, but we came through. We didn't want to go to a shootout, because anything can happen. We wanted to end it there. I got a good angle with that shot. The key thing was that we all had faith in the overtime." The goal was the 14th overtime goal in Kovalchuk's career. He spent most of the NHL lockout playing in the KHL in his native Russia. Martin Brodeur increased his NHL record for wins with his 659th victory, stopping 24 shots. The victory enabled the Devils to improve to 3-0 for the first time since the 2002-2003 season - which was the...
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