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Devils squander three goal lead but score late in third to take a 3-2 lead in their best of 7 Eastern Conference final

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New Jersey Devils' Stephen Gionta (11) scores past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York.

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A shot by New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac enters the net behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York.

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New Jersey Devils' Jacob Josefson, of Sweden, left, and New York Rangers' Michael Del Zotto struggle for position during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York.

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New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan, center, is congratulated by Artem Anisimov, left, of Russia, and Brandon Dubinsky (17) after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York.

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist lets in a goal by New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac during the first period during Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals hockey playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 23, 2012.

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New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac, left, scores against the New York Rangers during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York. Rangers' Mike Rupp, center, and Devils' Dainius Zubrus, of Lithuania, right, watche the shot.

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New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur makes a save against the New York Rangers during the second period of Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference Final playoff hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 23, 2012.

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New Jersey Devils' Ryan Carter, center, swings at New York Rangers' Michael Del Zotto, left, as Artem Anisimov (42) watches during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York.

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New Jersey Devils' Ryan Carter (R) celebrates after scoring his teams fourth goal with teammate Stephen Gionta against the New York Rangers during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals hockey playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 23, 2012.

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New York Rangers' Artem Anisimov, center, of Russia, falls on New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur as Bryce Salvador approaches during the third period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in New York. The Devils won 5-3.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur makes a save while under pressure from New York Rangers' Derek Stepan during the second period of Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals hockey playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 23, 2012.

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist reacts after giving up the third goal to the New Jersey Devils during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals hockey playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 23, 2012.

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