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Greene scores in OT as Devils snap 3-game losing streak with 4-3 win over Wild

Thursday, 03.20.2014 / 9:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Greene scores in OT as Devils snap 3-game losing streak with 4-3 win over Wild

NEWARK, N.J. - Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into overtime and the Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in Zach Parise's first game back in New Jersey against his former teammates.

Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias each had three assists and combined to set up the game-winner for New Jersey, which blew a two-goal third-period lead.

Michael Ryder, Mark Fayne and Jaromir Jagr also scored for New Jersey, which played with a lot more energy with their playoff hopes fading in the wake of the losing streak.

Parise, Mikael Granlund and Matt Cooke tallied for the Wild, who have points in 17 of 21 games.

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