Devils beat Flyers

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Dave Andreychuk scored in OT after a mad scramble in front of the net as the New Jersey Devils overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4.

"They had a couple of chances to get it out and we were able to keep it in," Andreychuk said. "At that point, you're just trying to get a shot on goal. We could have ended this game three or four times before the puck finally went in."

The Devils fell behind 4-1 early in the second period, but rallied with two goals in 85 seconds, a power-play goal by Randy McKay and a shorthanded one by Brian Rolston. Bobby Holik tied it at 4-4 with his eighth goal with 7:21 left in regulation.

"We don't like to get down like that, obviously," Andreychuk said. "But we showed a lot of character, we got a shorthanded goal, Marty made some big saves and it was a good comeback against a very good hockey team."

Hextall started in goal for John Vanbiesbrouck, who was yanked after allowing four goals in two periods in the 5-5 tie between the teams on Tuesday night. Hextall was shaky, but so was the Flyers' defense for the second straight game.

"It was a scrambly game overall, as was the last one," explained Hextall. "Certainly, their winning goal was scrambly, that's the type of game it was. When you get up 4-1, the other team has nothing to lose, they come at you hard. Defensively, you have to tighten up. You can't get in a mindset that you've won the game, or you lose, 5-4."

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