It's become a common occurrence for the 22-year-old who spent last season in the minor leagues. He notched the series winner in double overtime against Florida in Game 7 in the opening round, and did it again on Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, sending the rival New York Rangers packing for the season along the way.
And, oh, how sweet it was for the Devils.
The memory of missing the playoffs last season and the ghost of an 18-year-old wound were wiped out with a sweep of this rolling rookie's stick.
Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front at 1:03 into overtime and the Devils eliminated the Rangers 3-2 to advance to the Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings.
''I mean, this kid's just at the right place, right time, all the time,'' Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. ''The two biggest goals of the playoffs come off his stick.
''And that's not accidental.''
Both goals have been followed by scrums in which teammates surround Henrique and pound on him to celebrate. It's fun, of course, but Henrique is more focused on facing the Kings in a series that will start in New Jersey on Wednesday.
''There's still more things to accomplish,'' said Henrique, who is a finalist for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie.
''Try to take in as much as I can this whole year. And obviously those are two huge goals, and then probably two of the biggest goals I ever scored. There's still more ahead. We're not done yet. We haven't really won anything. It's a long ride.
''Every kid dreams of playing in the Stanley Cup final. And we have a chance to win. I'm excited, and ready to get started.''
After beating Florida, Philadelphia and their biggest rivals, the Rangers, only the Kings stand in the way of a fourth Cup for New Jersey.
''It feels great to get to where we are,'' Devils captain Zach Parise said. ''As Adam said, we still have a lot of work ahead of us. But we've put ourselves in a pretty good position right now, and we've got a chance.
''We'll see what we can do.''
This series win came against the Devils' most intense rival, and it was that much more enjoyable - even to those who haven't been around the feud all that long.