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PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 29: Danny Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammate Ilya Bryzgalov #30 in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)