After having a goal disallowed due to a kicking motion, Danny Briere of the Philadelphia Flyers made the most of a second opportunity in overtime Sunday and put one past Martin Brodeur to put the Philadelphia Flyers past the New Jersey Devils, 4-3, in Game One of their second-round series in the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Flyers went on the power play almost as soon as the overtime period opened, after Marek Zidlicky flipped a puck over the boards and into the net, resulting in a delay of game penalty. The Flyers looked like they had it won right there, as Briere appeared to put on in from right in front of the net.
Replay quickly revealed, however, that the goal resulted from a kicking motion, and play continued. Four minutes later Briere would get another chance as he stood near the blue line, and there was no mistaking this one. It went straight from his stick past Brodeur:
Though Brodeur went to the refs to plead a case of goalie interference, the goal stood. Philadelphia leads the best-of-seven series, 1-0. Game number two of the series takes place Tuesday in Philadelphia, and we'll have all that coverage here at SB Nation New York.
It was Briere's second goal of the game and seventh of the playoffs. James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux had the other two goals for the Flyers. Scoring for the Devils were Petr Sykora, Zach Parise and Travis Zajac.
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