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2000s: Top 10 NHL Games


Islanders 3, Devils 2 (SO)


April 8, 2007

Islanders 3, Devils 2 (SO)
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On the final Saturday night of the season, in an emotional match between two heritage franchises, the Maple Leafs rallied to beat the Canadiens, ending Montreal's playoff hopes. To earn the last Eastern berth, all Toronto needed the following day was a New Jersey win over a team that was without injured goalie Rick DiPietro. But in the 17th game of his NHL career, third-stringer Wade Dubielewicz, a stumpy, balding Everyman, beat the Devils 3-2 in a shootout to give New York the eighth spot. Woe, Canada. (Top 10 games chosen by's NHL writers.)
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