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Senators 2, Devils 1, OT

April 26, 1998

KANATA, Ontario (AP) _ Defenseman Janne Laukkanen scored a goal and set up Alexei Yashin’s game-winner at 2:47 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 playoff victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

The eighth-seeded Senators, who finished 24 points behind the top-seeded Devils during the regular season, took a 2-1 lead in their best-of-7 first-round Eastern Conference series. Game 4 will be played Tuesday at Ottawa.

Bobby Carpenter gave the Devils a 1-0 lead 36 seconds into the second period. Laukkanen tied it with a power-play goal at 4:56 before setting up a power-play goal for Yashin in overtime.

Senators goaltender Damian Rhodes made 30 saves. Martin Brodeur made 20 for New Jersey.

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