EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Marc Savard scored a power-play goal with five seconds left in overtime and Atlanta beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 just over a minute after the Thrashers failed to win it on a penalty shot.

New Jersey defenseman Dan McGillis pulled down Marian Hossa during a breakaway at 3:31 of the extra session. Hossa didn’t convert on the attempt, but the Thrashers immediately went on a power play as McGillis was also called for roughing.

During the power play, Savard took a pass between the circles from Ilya Kovalchuk and beat Brodeur with a low shot to the goalie’s right to send the Devils to their fifth loss in six games.

Michael Garnett made 24 saves for Atlanta, and Brodeur stopped 30 shots.

Hossa and J.P. Vigier had the Atlanta goals in regulation.

Scott Gomez and Alexander Mogilny scored for the Devils.

With New Jersey trailing 2-1 midway through the third period, Alexander Mogilny pulled the Devils even when he controlled a loose puck along the boards to Garnett’s right, circled back behind the net and stuffed a wraparound behind the prone goalie for his 11th goal.

New Jersey kept the heat on Garnett in the final minutes of regulation, with Sergei Brylin getting the best chance at 17:32 on a one-timer from between the circles that Garnett stabbed with his glove.

Kovalchuk scored his team-leading 20th goal 4:58 into the period to break a 1-1 tie.

Atlanta outshot the Devils 22-10 through two periods but was thwarted repeatedly by Brodeur. With about 7 minutes remaining, Brodeur stopped former New Jersey teammate Bobby Holik in front and was pushed back into the net and lost his mask. He kept the puck out to the surprise of Holik, who raised his arms in celebration as play continued.

The Thrashers finally broke through and tied it less than a minute later on a quick transition. Niclas Havelid fired a waist-high slap shot from the right point that was tipped past Brodeur by Vigier at 13:58.

The Devils didn’t generate much in the way of offense in the first 20 minutes and managed just six shots, all in the second 10 minutes of the period. Nevertheless, they led 1-0 on a strong effort by Brian Gionta late in the period.

The right winger slid across the goalmouth on his knees and controlled a bouncing puck, then flipped it back across the crease toward Gomez, who redirected it with his chest off the side of Garnett’s facemask and into the net with 3:56 remaining. A video replay review upheld the goal.

Notes: Brodeur entered the game with a 12-4-3 record against Atlanta. … The Thrashers had scored 48 power-play goals before Thursday, second-most in the NHL behind Detroit (50). New Jersey had 30, tied for 20th in the league.

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