Posted January 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Martin Brodeur made 24 saves for his 120th NHL shutout, Ilya Kovalchuk scored on a short-handed penalty shot, and the New Jersey Devils won their home opener in front of an enthusiastic sellout crowd with a 3-0 victory over the winless Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Travis Zajac and David Clarkson scored first-period goals for the defending Eastern Conference champions, 2-0 in the lockout-shortened season. The Flyers dropped to 0-3, matching their worst start since they also lost their first three games in the lockout-shortened 1995 season. Philadelphia rebounded that year to win the Atlantic Division, and the Devils won their first Stanley Cup championship that season with Brodeur in goal. Brodeur was the difference this time in recording his 10th shutout against Philadelphia. He was outstanding in the first period, stopping nine shots when the Flyers played with desperation.

Devils win behind Brodeur's 120th career shutout

NEWARK, N.J. -- It was the 658th time in his sure-fire Hall of Fame and storied career that Martin Brodeur sat at his locker after a victory. It was also the 120th time that Brodeur posted a shutout, extending both NHL records. But they're just numbers now for the 40-year-old Brodeur, who was victorious once again Tuesday night, helping the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 shutout...

Who Needs Parise?

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Contrary to popular belief, the New Jersey Devils are not a bunch of automatons. Too much personality. But you’d be excused for thinking that GM Lou Lamoriello spends his time in some elaborate control room in the Prudential Center meticulously guiding all the movements of his players. How else do you explain this franchise? In what...

Devils 3, Flyers 0

NEWARK, N.J. -- Veteran goaltender Martin Brodeur stopped 21 shots for his 658th career victory and 120th shutout, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night in the Devils' home opener of the shortened season. Travis Zajac, David Clarkson and Ilya Kovalchuk (on a penalty shot) scored goals for the Devils, who improved to 2-0...

What Purpose Does Cam Janssen Have On Our Team?

  After knocking off the Flyers 3-0 last night at The Rock, the over-all feeling about this team was a good feeling. I thought they put in a great effort, did some good things and stuck up for one another. That isn’t to say that there are things to work on because there are ALWAYS things that need a little work. Then I started thinking about Cam Janssen and I am just confused...

New Jersey Devils Getting Tested Early in Shortened Season

By Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci) The New Jersey Devils squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders to open up the shortened 2012-2013 NHL season. While the victory is encouraging, concerns surrounding the team’s offensive depth and if the Devils will be able to produce offensively this season were conjured up as the Devils only managed to score twice on 28 shots. The Devil’s...

Brayden Schenn Suspended One Game for Hit on Anton Volchenkov (Video)

Brendan Shanahan has spoken for the first time this season, and that’s not good news for Brayden Schenn and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers forward was suspended one game Wednesday for his hit on New Jersey’s Anton Volchenkov in the Devils’ 3-0 win over the winless Flyers on Tuesday night. Shanahan explained that the supplemental discipline comes from the fact that Schenn...

Game 2 Preview: Devils Raise A Banner

  Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-0) @ New Jersey Devils (1-0-0)   The Devils return home tonight for the first time this season. There will be a new banner in the ceiling (although it’s not the banner 99.999% of us REALLY wanted but it did come at the expense of the Rangers so if you are bummed it’s not a Stanley Cup banner, at least find comfort in knowing that it isn’t...

New Jersey Devils – Phialdelphia Flyers Preview

By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo) Getty Images  New Jersey will look to win their first home season- opener against the Flyers since 1991 and extend their all-time home-opener record to 17-8-5 when they play host to the Flyers in their 31st home season-opener tonight at the Prudential Center. The meeting will be the first of three to take place in Newark this season between the clubs...

Game 2 Recap: Devils Raise A Banner and Drop The Flyers

  Let’s start with the pre-game coverage because it bothered me. Before we even get to the broadcast, NBC cuts to an interview between Salvador and Brian Engblom and all he’s interest is the team’s mindset now that Parise is in Minnesota. In fact, according to Engblom, the Devils have remained intact from last season except for the departure of Zach Parise. No mention...

Slumping Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Three games. Three losses. Three goals. After Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to New Jersey, the Flyers are 0-3 for the first time since 1995. They ran into a hot goalie - the ageless Martin Brodeur - but they have shown an inability to finish plays in all three games. They are averaging one goal per game...

Don’t Rush The Prospects

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Exactly what a player such as Nino Niederreiter has done to merit making a trade demand is one of the great mysteries of this season. Not sure if anyone has bothered to check, but the kid has played 64 NHL games for the New York Islanders and has as many career goals as Martin Brodeur. In any event, it’s heartening to see there are...
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