The superstars did not disappoint.

Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 30th goal and Jaromir Jagr scored the 694th of his career to tie Mark Messier for seventh on the NHL’s all-time list.

But it was a player who seems to get little notice and not enough respect — both in the NHL and from USA Hockey officials — who made the timely plays that lifted the Devils into sole possession of eighth place and a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference Saturday night at Verizon Center.

Defenseman Andy Greene assisted on Jagr’s power play goal, which started the Devils’ third period comeback from a 3-1 deficit, and then scored the winner 43 seconds into OT to lift the Devils to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals and once again remind his teammates of his underrated skills.

“Oh, man. I can’t believe he’s not even mentioned on the U.S. Olympic team’s list. That’s their fault as far as I can see,” center Travis Zajac said. “He’s been playing well this year. He’s been our best D-man at both ends of the ice.

“He plays against the top guys. He plays lots of minutes. He’s having a great year.”

But he won’t be in Sochi, Russia with Team USA at the Olympics in February. It is a decision Team USA likely will regret.