An overtime-filled first round came to a close Thursday night in the only way possible -- an overtime game. This one needed two OTs.
New Jersey rookie Adam Henrique scored 3:47 into the second overtime to give the Devils a 3-2 win over Florida in Game Seven.
"Exhausting," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. "A fitting end to the series."
The sixth-seeded Devils will play the fifth-seeded Philadelphia Flyers in the second round, with Game One on Sunday.
The New York Rangers also advanced with a Game Seven victory, holding off the eighth-seeded Ottawa Senators for a 2-1 win.
"We found a way," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "We were fortunate. I'm very happy with the group, and they should be real proud of themselves - for about an hour."
The top-seeded Rangers will play the No. 7 Washington Capitals starting Saturday.