Posted March 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored in the shootout to give the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. After the first two shooters for the Devils connected, Martin Brodeur sealed the win with stops on Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller. New Jersey picked up its league-leading 11th shootout win, ending Colorado's three-game winning streak. The Avalanche are 9-2 in shootouts. Brodeur made 28 stops through overtime, while Jean-Sebastien Giguere had 33 saves for Colorado. The Devils, 5-1 in their last six games, bounced back from a 3-0 loss in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Avalanche picked up a valuable point in their battle to hold a playoff spot in the Western Conference. They started the night in eighth place, only two points ahead of San Jose, Calgary and Los Angeles. Colorado has won five of its last seven. Colorado outshot New Jersey 8-5 in the scoreless first period as the Avalanche showed good zip despite needing a shootout to pull out...

Brodeur and Giguere Battle Like It’s 2003

If anyone caught the Devils game last night, you witnessed an old-school goaltender duel between Martin Brodeur and Jean-Sebastien Giguere of the Colorado Avalanche. Both goalies pitched shutouts for the game, and the 0-0 battle would need to be decided in a shoot out. Brodeur made 27 saves while Giguere finished with 33. Both goalies made numerous stops and big saves to give their...

Devils G Brodeur posts record 118th shutout

Martin Brodeur turned aside 28 shots for his NHL record 118th career shutout and Ilya Kovalchuk and captain Zach Parise scored in the shootoutas the host New Jersey Devils blanked the Colorado Avalanche 1-0.New Jersey, which improved to 11-3 in shootouts, won for the fifth time in six games to remain two points behind Philadelphia for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.After Avalanche...

How much would Suter, Parise earn in free agency?

Let's not mix words: If Ryan Suter and Zach Parise hit free agency, they will be the belle of the ball. Both players are in their prime, hard-working and generally represent everything a general manager craves when assembling a roster. The real question is: How much will those executives be willing to pony up?Parise is currently on a lucrative one-year contract worth $6 million...

McGinn tallies twice, keeps Avalanche rolling

Jamie McGinn netted his second goal with two seconds to play in regulation and Peter Mueller scored in the second round of the shootout as the visiting Colorado Avalanche skated to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres late Wednesday. The win was Colorado's third straight and fifth in six games. Rookie Gabriel Landeskog posted his 20th goal and David Jones also tallied for...

Stone-Wall Brodeur prevents the Avalanche from freezing over The Rock

A goaltending matchup tonight by two Vets who squared off in the 2003 Cup Finals, hometown hero Martin Brodeur welcomed Avs netminder Jenn-Sebastian Gigure in a game who's main focus was primarily on two men, nearly HALF their age; Gabriel Langdeskog of Colorado, 19 years of age, visiting Devils rookie sensation, 22 year old Adam Henrique. Henrique entering play tonight tied...

Avalanche C Duchene returning Thursday vs. Devils

Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene will suit up Thursday against the New Jersey Devils.Duchene was projected to miss three to four weeks because of a right ankle injury, but will only end up having missed nine days.Avalanche coach Joe Sacco said Duchene didn't suffer a high ankle sprain, which has allowed him to recover quicker than expected.Duchene has 13 goals and 13 assists...

my take on the rookie of the year race

Today, as I listened to sports talk radio here in Vancouver, I heard the name Gabriel Landeskog and the words 'rookie of the year' mentioned in the same sentence. While Landeskog and the rest of his teammates on the Colorado Avalanche are getting a lot of attention with their resurgent play of late, I believe it is premature to hand Landeskog the trophy just yet. Landeskog...

Game 71: 60 Degrees Today but NJ Ready for Avalanche

Game 71: Colorado Avalanche vs New Jersey Devils Date and Time: Thursday March 15, 2012, 7 PM       Location: Prudential Center TV: MSG Plus 2 (Devils Pregame at 6:30)     Radio: WFAN 660 AM The Matchup: The Avs come to town tonight to wrap up the regular season meetings between these two teams. This will be the second time we meet and let’s hope it goes A LOT better...

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Colorado Avalanche tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in the fourth game of their seven-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 44-19-7 (95 pts). The [...]

It’s Rumor Time

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, • Whoever takes over as GM of the Montreal Canadiens — assuming Pierre Gauthier’s reign is nearing an end — has the difficult task of signing RFA goalie Carey Price. He is making $3 million this season, but is going to be earning in the $5.5-million to $6-million range once the dust settles. Price has the right to arbitration so he...
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