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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Travis Zajac scored at 4:58 of overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Sunday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference playoff series.

Zach Parise scored for the third straight game and assisted on Zajac's winner, giving the Devils a 2-1 series lead and helping them bounce back from an overtime loss two nights earlier on home ice by turning the tables on the Hurricanes.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in Raleigh.

Parise started the decisive sequence by attempting to throw the puck toward Brian Rolston, but it clicked off Anton Babchuk's skate and to Zajac in the slot. Cam Ward stopped his wrist shot with his pads, but Zajac followed it by flipping it high past the Carolina goalie for his second career playoff goal.

Brian Gionta added a goal, Zajac assisted on Parise's goal, and Martin Brodeur stopped 28 shots for New Jersey. Ryan Bayda and Chad LaRose scored their first career playoff goals, and Ward finished with 32 saves for Carolina.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored their first goals of the series early for a fast start, Claude Giroux and Simon Gagne put Philadelphia ahead for good, and the Flyers held on to cut Pittsburgh's series lead to 2-1.

Carter, the NHL's scored-leading goal scorer, scored his first of the postseason 3 minutes into the game, and Richards made it two goals on two shots 2:15 later.

Giroux gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead at 4:32 of the second, and Gagne increased the lead to two with a short-handed goal at 8:58. Jared Ross scored his first NHL goal in the third, and Gagne added an empty-netter with 1:36 left.

Evegni Malkin scored twice, and Rob Scuderi added a goal for Pittsburgh.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Steve Bernier broke a tie in the opening minute of the third period with Vancouver's third power-play goal of the game.

Mattias Ohlund and Daniel Sedin also scored power-play goals, and Roberto Luongo made 24 saves to help the Canucks take a 3-0 series lead.

David Backes and Andy McDonald scored for St. Louis.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in St. Louis.

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