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Defenseman White takes blame for loss

Pat Burns watched an overtime mistake cost his team in Game 6. Another and the series will be over.

Updated: May 22, 2003, 2:50 PM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- On Tuesday afternoon, Devils coach Pat Burns talked about how mistakes often decide tight, hard-fought playoff games.

"It's not PlayStation," Burns said. "You wish it was, but it's not. If nobody made a mistake, we'd be playing all night."

A day later, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final against the Senators, Burns watched an overtime mistake cost his team the game -- and maybe a trip to the Stanley Cup finals.

"A miscommunication between two defensemen ...

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