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Travis Zajac is making up for lost time

Apr 24, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 24: Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils scores the game-winning goal in overtime against goalie Scott Clemmensen #30 of the Florida Panthers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on April 24, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils won 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Getty Images

It’s hard to believe that Travis Zajac was limited to 15 regular season games because he certainly isn’t playing like a guy that only recently returned from a major injury.

Zajac scored the overtime winner in the New Jersey Devils’ 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, but that wasn’t the first time he’s made a difference in this series.

After six games, Zajac leads the Devils with three goals and three assists. He’s also been by far New Jersey’s best player on the draw and one of the NHL’s best players overall in terms of faceoff success rate.

Going into this series, Zajac hadn’t made a name for himself as a playoff hero, but that might change this time around. However, in order for that to happen, he’ll need to help his squad get by the Panthers in Game 7 on Thursday.

  1. quonce - Apr 25, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    Posting before someone b!tches that a devils fan didn’t post because we aren’t out there, or can’t read, or haven’t crawled out from under a rock.

    If you want a devils fan take, see my comment in the discussion article by Ryan.

    I need more Joe Yerdon Devil articles however. Come on Joe, don’t let a college buddy down! I’ll write them for you if you want!

    After all, we both lettered in 3 mediums at OSU!

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