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GAME STORY: Devils 3, Bruins 2 (OT)

The Devils late third period rally lifted them over the Boston Bruins in overtime.

by Sara Giles saratgiles /

BUFFALO, NY -- With eight seconds to go, Ludvig Larsson scored to tie the game at two to send the game into overtime. Larsson scored again in overtime to give the Devils their first win of the tournament. 

Video: POST-GAME REPORT | Devils vs Bruins


The Devils took the first lead of the game when Nathan Bastian scored his first goal of the tournament on a two-man advantage for the Devils at 9:25 of the first period, assisted by Jesper Boqvist and Ty Smith.  

The Bruins tied the game at one with less than a minute to go in the first period, scored by Dante Hannoun and assisted Axel Andersson and Urho Vaakanainen. The Bruins took their first lead of the game at 7:35 of the second period when Scott Conway scored on the power play, assisted by Jack Studenica and Cooper Zach. 

The Devils headed into the final frame of the game trailing by one and rallied back with a goal to tie the game with eight seconds remaining. The power-play goal was scored by Ludvig Larsson, assisted by Mikey McLeod and Nicholas Canade. Ludvig Larsson scored once again, this time the game-winner in overtime for the Devils. The goal was unassisted.

Coming into rookie camp, Ludvig Larsson was told he wasn't invited to the Devils main camp. After scoring the game-tying and game-winning goal today he was told he's now invited to main camp. 

"Obviously it's a confidence boost for me as well, so now I'm just excited to get to main camp," said Larsson.

Larsson said that scoring the goals and getting the win today gave a huge confidence boost to himself and the Devils.

"It's always nice to score a goal and the team get a win before we leave rookie camp here," said Larsson. 

Video: POST-GAME RAW | Ludvig Larsson

Evan Cormier was in net for the Devils, saving 24 of 26 shots on net in the win. Kyle Keyser saved 30 of 33 shots on net in the loss for Boston.

Devils Tom Fitzgerald thought this Devils rookie squad really came together in the final game of the Prospects Challenge and played with resiliency.

"I thought it was an exciting game, the resiliency that we had that game and you can see the guys getting better and better and really playing to the foundation and what we want as an organization. Brotherhood, playing hard, playing fast, and you saw that," said Fitzgerald. Tom Fitzgerald: "It's hard not to get excited about a couple of those kids out there." 

Video: RAW | Tom Fitzgerald

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