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Jeff Carter's overtime tally lifts Flyers to 3-2 win over Devils

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PHILADELPHIA - Jeff Carter scored in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Martin Biron made 29 saves as the Flyers beat New Jersey for the second time in two days. The Flyers' 6-3 win over the Devils on Friday night snapped a 13-game winless streak in New Jersey and was Philadelphia's first win of the season following six losses.

After play was delayed in overtime when a fan threw a smoke bomb on the ice, Carter deflected Ossi Vaananen's shot from the blue line past Martin Brodeur. It was Carter's sixth goal of the season and extended his goals streak to four games.

Mike Knuble and Scott Hartnell added goals for the Flyers. Zach Parise and Brian Gionta scored for New Jersey.

Philadelphia appeared to have won only moments before Carter's goal when Simon Gagne poked the puck over Brodeur's shoulder and off the cross bar - but a review showed the puck never crossed the goal line.

New Jersey tied it at 2 late in the second period on Gionta's power-play goal. Gionta took a pass from behind the net, skated across the goal mouth and beat Biron with a backhand shot.

Hartnell broke a 1-1 tie at 9:40 of the second period. Brodeur made an initial save on Braydon Coburn's slapshot, but Hartnell scooped up the rebound and scored on a wide open net.

Brodeur stopped 30 shots in the loss.

The Devils made it 1-1 on Parise's sixth goal of the season 27 seconds into the second period. He beat Biron to the glove side after deflecting Colin White's wrist shot from the blue line.

Parise, who led New Jersey in scoring last season, extended his goals streak to four games, collecting eight points in that span.

Knuble opened the scoring, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 9:42 of the first period after taking a wraparound shot and punching his own rebound past Brodeur.

Notes: Daniel Briere underwent successful surgery to repair two tears in his groin. ... Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner was scratched because of a hip injury that occurred Friday night. ... Gionta appeared in his 400th NHL game for New Jersey. ... Riley Cote and Pierre-Luc Letourneau Leblond brawled for the second straight game in the second period. ... The start time of the game was changed to 4:00 p.m. in order to accommodate game three of the Phillies-Rays World Series Saturday night in South Philadelphia.

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