Through the Devils’ first six games goaltenders Martin Brodeur and Cory Schneider have played three times apiece.
That’s been mostly due to the Devils’ schedule which has already included two of the team’s league-high 22 sets of back-to-back games. Both goaltenders say they understand the way the schedule is set up and realize that it might stay a 50-50 split for a while longer but they’d also like the chance to eventually start playing more regularly.
At this point neither knows who will start the team’s next game Thursday night in Ottawa.
“We’ll see” Brodeur said of how the goaltending rotation will work out. “Right now I’m fine with it because I know (the schedule). But later on you’ve got to pinpoint somebody’s going to play more than the other because it’s just the way hockey is. It’s always question marks. In the playoffs how many teams that split two goalies (had success)? You’ve got to go with one guy I believe.
“It’s just not the way we’ve been operating and