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Martin Brodeur had some issues with his stick and his skating on Saturday, which is a real issue if you’re an NHL goaltender.
The legendary Devils goalie had some big problems on Saturday during the Devils’ matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brodeur was left without a stick, as he lost it and it ended up in the corner to his right. After having to defend the Jersey cage for a few seconds sans stick (on the penalty kill no less), Brodeur was given a break.
The puck was cleared down the ice, allowing Brodeur to leave the net to go pick up his stick. He sprinted over and picked up the stick with no problems. On his skate back to the net, however, things got a little dicey.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury sensed an opportunity and shot from his net on the other end. He collected the puck and shot it up ice. The puck actually ended up hitting the post, as Brodeur skated toward the crease to try and make the stop. In the process, the future Hall of Famer went stumbling.
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When Martin Brodeur lost his stick during the New Jersey / Pittsburgh game on Saturday afternoon, no one could have guessed the hilarity we'd be in for. After declining a stick from his defenseman, Brodeur made a couple more saves without his stick before the Devils were finally able to clear the zone. Brodeur went to the corner to retrieve his stick while the Penguins hurriedly...
When Martin Brodeur lost his stick during the New Jersey / Pittsburgh game on Saturday afternoon, no one could have guessed the hilarity we'd be in for.
After declining a stick from his defenseman, Brodeur made a couple more saves without his stick before the Devils were finally able to clear the zone. Brodeur went to the corner to retrieve his stick while the Penguins hurriedly...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
They came into the season as the most disrespected Stanley Cup finalist in modern NHL history.
Nobody, but nobody looked at the New Jersey Devils when the NHL and union finally worked out their differences and imagined they would be a serious Stanley Cup contender.
No matter that the Devils were the class of the Eastern Conference last season...
After the first of a joke-and-home against the mighty Penguins the Devils find themselves with 17 points. Thats good for top of the Atlantic Division, top of the Eastern Conference and second only to the Blackhawks in the NHL. (I am writing mid day with many NHL games to go thus standings will change.
Yes, the same New Jersey Devils that were in the Stanley Cup Finals and did nothing...
Update: Whoops, wrong blog! Sorry! The CBC's Elliotte Freidman's penned another excellent "30 Thoughts" column, and he leads the affair off by duly noting that the rumors of the New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise-less demise were at least slightly exaggerated:
The New Jersey Devils lost Zach Parise for nothing and we were quick to write them off. Boy, do we...
The New Jersey Devils extended their winning-streak to five games on Sunday evening after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 3-1. The Devils dominated the Penguins this weekend, outscoring their division rival 6-2 in two games and playing solid hockey for the full 120 minutes.
Ryan Carter energized the Devils as soon as the puck dropped. He scrapped with Robert...
Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson scored less than two minutes apart in the second period Sunday night as the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 for their season-high fifth straight win.
It was the second time New Jersey beat Pittsburgh in as many games after the Devils ended the Penguins' five-game winning streak in the first of installment of the home-and-home...
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Congrats to Martin Brodeur for playing...
Pittsburgh Penguins (8-3-0) @ New Jersey Devils (6-1-3)
ROOT, MSG PLUS, NHLN-US - 1:00 pm/et
Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
This is the quarter-point of the Pens' 2013 season (12x4=48). It's also the first game of a home-and-home against the Devils. The Pens are currently one point ahead of the Devils in the standings for the Atlantic Division and Eastern...
The New Jersey Devils pulled out their lunch pales and got to work in Pittsburgh Sunday as they picked up a 3-1 over the Pittsburgh Penguins to complete the home-and-home sweep.
- The importance of the Devils last two wins over the Penguins can not be understated. Not only were they both divisional wins over what was the best team in the division record wise heading...
New Jersey Devils (7-1-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4-0)
NBCSN, RDS - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The second half of a back-to-back against the Devils, who now hold the division and the conference lead. These are the kind of battles we expected with the shortened schedule.
Tomas Vokoun will be in net for the Penguins The Devils will start...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (7-1-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4-0)
Road/Home records - 2-1-2 -------------- 2-2-0
TV - NBCSN, RDS
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - Tied 1-1
Last 10: Devils 6-1-3 / Penguins 6-4-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Tomas Vokoun (PIT)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Pittsburgh - 3.25 / 2.42
Match-up - Carolina Hurricanes (6-4-1) @ New Jersey Devils (8-1-3)
Road/Home records - 4-2-1 -------------- 5-0-1
TV - MSG Plus, FS-Carolina
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Tied 0-0
Last 10: Hurricanes 6-3-1 / Devils 6-1-3
Projected starting goalies - Dan Ellis (CAR) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Carolina - 3.09 / 3...
Home and homes are like torture.
If we wanted to spend this much time with people who live in New Jersey, we'd just kill ourselves and go to the laundromat in hell.
Alas, hockey makes us see terrible things sometimes.
At least we're getting it out of the way.
Hope you are out of the snow and in your pajamas this Saturday afternoon.
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