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The Panthers only won one of seven overtime games last season, but have beaten the Devils in the extra period twice this season.
''It was a great win for us tonight. I didn't think we played a great game, but we found a way,'' Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said.
Trocheck poked in a rebound past
''There were three of us on the rush so they gave me the lane and I took the shot,'' Trocheck said. ''Schneider is a good goalie and made the first save, and then the puck came back to me and I put in the rebound.''
''We had some chances. I had a breakaway, the puck wouldn't stop rolling. I'd love to have that one back,'' Hall said.
Zacha tied the score 3-all with 3:55 left in the third period. Zacha's shot from the slot beat Reimer for his first NHL goal.
''It was a good feeling, at the moment, when it was 3-3,'' Zacha said. ''I'd feel much better if we won the game.''
The teams traded goals 20 seconds apart early in the third.
Trocheck extended the Panthers lead to 3-1 when he took a nice feed from
The Devils answered when Parenteau took a pass from
''When you look at the baseball game (Wednesday) night, leads aren't a for-sure thing,'' Reimer said. ''We battled hard and Troch came up with a big goal in OT.''
The Devils were behind 2-0 and 3-1 but took the game into overtime.
''I liked the fact that we were able to find a way to be able to come back and get a point, being down two,'' Devils coach John Hynes said. ''There's lots of positives to be able to take out of that.''
The Devils closed to 2-1 on a power-play goal by Zajac, whose shot was blocked but deflected off the skate of Panthers defenseman
After going 0 for 7 on the power play in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Boston, the Panthers converted on their first two opportunities.
The Panthers took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Ekblad.
Florida stretched its lead to 2-0 on Malgin's power-play goal at 6:44 of the second. Malgin's shot from low in the right circle went past Schneider's glove. The 19-year-old recorded his first NHL goal on Tuesday against Boston.
Notes: Jagr played in his 1,640th NHL game, passing Dave Andreychuk and moving into sixth all-time on the league list. Next up: No. 5 Chris Chelios (1,651) and No. 4
Devils: Visit Tampa Bay on Saturday
Panthers: Visit Washington on Saturday