After an underwhelming, listless third period by the New Jersey Devils, they came out with unmatched intensity in overtime in Game 6 against the Florida Panthers in their first-round series of the NHL Playoffs. Five minutes and 39 seconds later, Travis Zajac took a pass from Ilya Kovalchuk and put it in the back of the net, past Scott Clemmensen, who played a brilliant period-and-half to end regulation.
Zajac played just 15 games in the regular season because of injuries, and appeared to hurt his leg in the second period. He came back a few minutes later and was fine, clearly, skating by two Panthers defenders to score.
The series goes back to Florida for Game 7. The Panthers haven't been in this situation since the mid-1990s, so they don't want to blow this in front of what could be the largest home crowd any of their players have seen in years.