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March 31, 2009
Devils post-practice report
Hi folks. I'm back home and in the middle of transcribing today's quotes from my voice recorder, but I thought I'd throw together a quick post just to get you updated. I'll probably add more to this post later and I'll write a story for tomorrow's daily paper that will be posted sometime...
Devils practice report
It's 1:14 p.m. and the Devils are not on the ice yet for their scheduled 1 p.m. practice. Must be some fun going on inside their locker room. I'll post again when something happens. (Update: Jay Pandolfo finally stepped on the ice at 1:19 p.m. Jamie Langenbrunner followed him, and now the two are...
Five ways to snap the New Jersey Devils out of their losing streak
Amy Sancetta/APHow can Devils management motivate its slumping team? Put them on commercial flights to Ottawa and back. Brent Sutter really tore into his players after Monday night's loss to the Rangers. He accused them of being too comfortable and suggested they were repeating last season's bad...
Game 76: New York Rangers 3, New Jersey Devils 0
Box score Newspaper stories Reeling Devils lose fifth straight in 3-0 defeat to Rangers Notebook: Clarkson was trying to spark team in tussle with Avery Avery gets best of Devils Early story: Devils play down Sean Avery effect Early notebook: Shanahan plays down 'emotional' return to...
New Jersey Devils' David Clarkson was trying to 'spark the team' in tussle with New York Rangers' Sean Avery
Andrew Mills/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson, trying to get Sean Avery to fight, said he won't say anything bad about Avery. NOTEBOOK NEW YORK -- The Devils may have fallen into a comfort zone, as coach Brent Sutter contends, but right winger David Clarkson was anything but content as Monday...
Martin Brodeur, a goalie under fire, is spared the wrath of New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter
Jason DeCraw/Newsday MCTIn criticizing his team, Devils coach Brent Sutter spared goalie Martin Brodeur. Brent Sutter ripped his team after losing to the Rangers Monday night. But he spared goalie Martin Brodeur . "I'm disappointed in the whole group. Outside of our goaltender tonight,"...
Sean Avery gets best of New Jersey Devils in New York Rangers' 3-0 victory
Andrew Mills/The Star-LedgerReferee Kelly Sutherland watches as David Clarkson throws Sean Avery down in the third period. Avery would not fight and Clarkson was issued a double-minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct. Avery got 2 minutes for roughing. NEW YORK -- The two men are forever...
You Make the Call: Of all the Devils' woes right now, is defense the problem?
In the 3-0 loss to the Rangers Monday night, the Devils gave up 20 shots in the first period alone. In the 2-1 loss to Carolina on Saturday, they allowed 44 shots. Martin Brodeur is a future Hall of Famer and perhaps the best goaltender of all time, but he can't stop everything. What's going on...
New Jersey Devils lose fifth in row in 3-0 defeat to New York Rangers
Sean Avery picks up assist for Rangers, ignores invitation to fightAndrew Mills/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur takes his helmet off after allowing the second of three Rangers goals. NEW YORK -- Martin Brodeur is right. The Devils have a lot more to worry about than Sean Avery. With only six games...
New Jersey Devils play down Sean Avery element of game with New York Rangers
Andrew Mills/The Star-LedgerSean Avery battles for a loose puck in front of Martin Brodeur Monday night at the Garden. NEW YORK -- Like it or not, a renewal of Sean Avery vs. Martin Brodeur added an extra element of intrigue to Monday night's clash between the Devils and Rangers at Madison Square...
Brendan Shanahan prepared for 'emotional' return to Madison Square Garden with New Jersey Devils
Bill Kostroun/Associated PressMartin Brodeur and Brendan Shanahan were on opposite sides last season when the Devils and Rangers met -- now they're Devils teammates. NOTEBOOK NEW YORK -- Brendan Shanahan played his first game in Madison Square Garden Monday night since signing with the Devils...
Devils-Rangers: As they play
The Devils visit Madison Square Garden for the last regular season meeting between the teams this season -- but the first since the Rangers re-acquired renowned Martin Brodeur antagonist Sean Avery. All eyes will be on the interplay between the Devils' goaltender and the Rangers' agitator this...
March 30, 2009
New Jersey Devils-New York Rangers: 3 things to watch
The Devils and Rangers battle at Madison Square Garden Monday night. Here are three things to watch: 1. Pest control. Martin Brodeur faced Sean Avery back in October when the agitator was with the Dallas Stars. But this could be much different. Avery and the Rangers are fighting for a playoff...
New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter: Rangers are a different team
Mary Altaffer/APThe Rangers and coach John Tortorella face the Devils Monday night. The Rangers are certainly a different team with Sean Avery. But it goes much deeper than that, accoring to Devils' coach Brent Sutter. Monday night's game will be the first for the Devils against their...
Martin Brodeur and New Jersey Devils downplay the Sean Avery factor
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur, shown making a save against the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night, downplayed facing Sean Avery Monday night at the Garden. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur and coach Brent Sutter both said Monday morning that the team's meeting with the Rangers at...
Preparing to meet Avery and Rangers, New Jersey Devils skate at Prudential Center
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur stops a shot from Carolina's Patrick Eaves Saturday night. Brodeur will deal with Sean Avery and the Rangers Monday night at the Garden. As they get ready for Monday night's meeting with Sean Avery and the Rangers at Madison Square Garden...
Meeting with Sean Avery, New York Rangers might be what slumping New Jersey Devils need
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur gives the Rangers' Sean Avery a shove in front of the crease during last year's playoffs. The NHL's schedule-maker has provided the Devils with just the right medicine for a four-game losing streak: Sean Avery in their faces. Desperate to get back to...
March 29, 2009
Slumping New Jersey Devils get a day off before facing Rangers
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPatrik Elias, shown in Saturday night's loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, says the Devils' meeting with the Rangers Monday night is big "because we're not playing well." What happens when you lose four in a row and five of your last six games? You get Sunday off...
New Jersey Devils not using fatigue as excuse after 2-1 loss to Carolina Hurricanes
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu, bottom, reacts with teammate Eric Staal after scoring the game-winning goal for the Hurricanes with his shot between Travis Zajac and Martin Brodeur in the third period. NOTEBOOK No one was using it as an excuse, but the Devils looked like...
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur: Where was the whistle?
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur stops a shot from Carolina's Patrick Eaves Saturday night. Brodeur felt a later shot by Sergei Samsonov should've been whistled dead. Martin Brodeur was waiting to hear a whistle. Just before Carolina's Sergei Samsonov scored the tying...
Slideshow: Carolina Hurricanes 2, New Jersey Devils 1
New Jersey Devils are finding out mistakes are magnified late in season
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils coach Brent Sutter takes a moment to himself on the deserted Devils bench following the 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes. Four losses in a row. The Devils, who still have a six-point lead over the Philadelphia Flyers in the Atlantic Division, certainly aren't...
You Make the Call: Time to worry?
Four straight losses, the latest a 2-1 setback at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night. A chance to get off the road -- which has not been kind lately -- and keep a home winning streak going, only to see it snapped at 11 games. An alarming shots-against total of 44, and a late-game...
New Jersey Devils lose fourth straight as Carolina Hurricanes win, 2-1, on late goals
Home winning streak snapped at 11 gamesSaed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur stops a shot by Patrick Eaves of the Hurricanes with his skate in the first period. It became very evident as the game progressed that the Devils would need another shutout from Martin Brodeur to snap...
New Jersey Devils individual playoff game tickets on sale Monday
The Devils announced Saturday night that individual game tickets for the first round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on sale to the general public Monday, March 30 at 11:00 AM. Tickets will be available through, the Prudential Center box office,
New Jersey Devils getting consistency from trade deadline pickup Niclas Havelid
Bill Kostroun/Associated PressMartin Brodeur and Niclas Havelid celebrate a victory over Phoenix earlier this month. It has been nearly a month since the Devils acquired veteran defenseman Niclas Havelid from the Atlanta Thrashers two days before the NHL trade deadline. He has not...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: There was a moment of silence before the game for former Devils forward Walt Poddubny, who recently passed away. Martin Brodeur was in goal for the Devils while Cam Ward played for the Hurricanes. Jay Pandolfo, Jay Leach and Andy Greene were Devils scratches. Ward made a pad...
March 28, 2009
Martin Brodeur in goal for New Jersey Devils; coach Brent Sutter sends a warning to slumping team
Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesDevils coach Brent Sutter, shown congratulating goalie Martin Brodeur on his 552nd career win, says the Devils need to get back on tracki very quickly. Devils coach Brent Sutter didn't waste words before Saturday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. It's time to...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: 3 things to watch
The Devils return home to host the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night. Here are three things to watch: 1. Fatigue. After playing in Chicago Friday night, fatigue could be a factor. The Devils have gone 8-5 in the second half of back-to-back games this season, but this has been a verfy tough part...
Game 74: Chicago Blackhawks 3, New Jersey Devils 2 (OT)
Box score Newspaper stories Devils earn point in 3-2 overtime loss to Blackhawks Blog posts Devils struggling on road Parise breaks MacLean's shots record
Zach Parise breaks John MacLean's New Jersey Devils shots record
Paul Beaty/Associated PressZach Parise, center, celebrates with teammates Travis Zajac and Bryce Salvador after scoring against the Blackhawks. Zach Parise had six shots on goal Friday night in the 3-2 overtime loss to the Blackhawks to break John MacLean's single-season Devils record of 332 set...
New Jersey Devils struggling on road
With an overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Devils have now dropped four in a row on the road and five of six. That should be reason for concern this late in the regular season."Right now we're going through a little valley, but we have lots of games left--eight games--to get ourselves...
New Jersey Devils earn point in 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago Blackhawks
Devils have lost four in a row on roadPaul Beaty/Associated PressThe Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook, right, who took on the Devils' David Clarkson in a first-period fight, scored the overtime game-winner. CHICAGO -- The Devils still haven't learned how to stay out of the penalty box on the road. Yet...
New Jersey Devils-Chicago Blackhawks: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: Defenseman Colin White and left winger Patrik Elias were back from injuries. Andy Greene, Jay Pandolfo and Jay Leach were scratches. Martin Brodeur was in goal against Chicago's Nikolai Khabibulin. Actor Dan Ackroyd dropped the ceremonial puck before the game. Dainius...
Colin White anxious to get back in New Jersey Devils' lineup
Colin White said he was anxious to return to the Devils' lineup Friday night after missing four games with a lower body injury. "I'm excited to get back," White said. "I took a week off and it happened we played four games in seven days, so I missed quite a few games. But I had a couple of days...
New Jersey Devils-Chicago Blackhawks: 3 things to watch
The Devils face the Chicago Blackhawks Friday night at the United Center. Here are three things to watch: 1. Road slump. They've lost three in a row on the road and need to end that slide. "We need a solid effort," defenseman Colin White said. "We need to get back to basics." 2. Getting...
March 27, 2009
Martin Brodeur will be honored by New Jersey Devils April 3
Christopher Pasatieri/US PresswireMartin Brodeur will be honored by the Devils on Friday April 3 before their home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. As expected, the Devils will honor goaltender Martin Brodeur before their home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center on...
Colin White likely to return to New Jersey Devils lineup against Blackhawks
Aristede Economopoulos/The StarLedgerColin White is likely to return to the Devils' lineup after missing four games with a lower body injury. Sidelined the last four games after aggravating a lower body injury, defenseman Colin White is likely to play in Friday night's game against the Chicago...
Optional morning skate in Chicago for New Jersey Devils
The Devils arrived at the United Center for their morning skate Friday. Although it is an optional skate, quite a few players showed up. Among those in the building are Travis Zajac, Zach Parise, Patrik Elias, Brendan Shanahan, Mike Rupp, Jay Leach, Kevin Weekes, David Clarkson, Andy Greene and...
Brent Sutter set to return to Chicago as New Jersey Devils coach
Tim Boyle/APBrent Sutter (12) battles with Anaheim's Scott Young during his playing days with the Chicago Blackhawks back on December 28, 1997. Now the Devils' coach, Sutter returns to Chicago Friday night. Brent Sutter will be one of two familiar faces returning to Chicago Friday night. The...
New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise's goalscoring pace has slowed
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerDevils sniper Zach Parise has scored 41 goals, but only one in the last six games. In a season where Martin Brodeur has become the NHL's all-time winningest goaltender and Patrik Elias has passed assistant coach John MacLean to become the Devils' franchise...
New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter looks forward to visiting Chicago
Associated Press file photoDevils' coach Brent Sutter (12) played seven seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, retiring in 1998. Brent Sutter was asked Monday if going to Chicago, where he finished his playing career with the Chicago Blackhawks, would be special to him. It will be, he said."That's...
March 26, 2009
New Jersey Devils, post-practice report
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerColin White practiced with the team Thursday after skating on his own the previous two days. Whether he plays Friday will be "a game-day decision,'' coach Brent Sutter said. Patrik Elias expects to play when the Devils visit the Chicago Blackhawks Friday...
New Jersey Devils practice: Everyone is on the ice
Everyone is on the ice at today's practice, which only makes sense, since the players did not skate the last two days, following losses Sunday and Monday in Boston and Philadelphia, respectively. But everyone on the ice means that defenseman Colin White, who has missed the last four games, since...
New Jersey Devils assistant coach John MacLean will see another record fall
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils assistant coach John MacLean will soon lose another team record when Zach Parise passes him in shots for one season. Another of John MacLean's offensive record is about to fall. Having already lost his all-time Devils scoring record to Patrik Elias, MacLean...
March 25, 2009
New Jersey Devils winger Patrik Elias expecvts to play in Chicago
James Guillory/US PresswireDevils winger Patrik Elias, who missed the game in Philadelphia because of a leg injury, said he is fine and will practice Thursday. The Devils' all-time scoring leader says he will practice on Thursday and expects to play Friday night in Chicago. Patrik Elias said...
Coach Brent Sutter agrees Scott Clemmensen was New Jersey Devils' Unsung Hero
Frank FabianoDevils captain Jamie Langenbrunner signs an autograph for Nicole Fabiano during Tuesday's Gold Circle/VIP luncheon at the Prudential Center. Coach Brent Sutter agrees with his players. Zach Parise is the Devils' Most Valuable Player this season and goalie Scott Clemmensen...
Why the mini vacation? Coach Brent Sutter says New Jersey Devils 'hit a wall'
Jeff Zelevansky/APDevils coach Brent Sutter said his players looked mentally tired in back-to-back losses in Boston and Philadelphia so he decided to go two straight days without a practice. Brent Sutter saw it in the eyes of his players. They were making mistakes they hadn't been making for...
New Jersey Devils' John Madden, Brian Gionta in final years of contracts, want to stay with team
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerJohn Madden, foreground, and Brian Gionta, left, are earning almost $7 million combined this season. It all comes down to nine regular-season games and then the playoffs. Despite a very successful season to date in which they overcame the loss of goalie Martin...
March 24, 2009
Scott Clemmensen voted New Jersey Devils' Unsung Hero by teammates
Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesScott Clemmensen was voted Unsung Hero by his Devils teammates. Scott Clemmensen's 25 victories this season were not forgotten by his Devils teammates. During a team function Tuesday afternoon, Clemmensen was voted the club's Unsung Hero by his teammates. Zach Parise...
An opportunity wasted, New Jersey Devils take a day off from practice
Tom Mihalek/APDavid Clarkson runs over Flyers defenseman Ryan Parent during Monday night's game in Philadelphia. Although they wasted an opportunity to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot Monday night and clearly need work on their penalty-killing and power play units, the Devils will not...
Why are New Jersey Devils becoming road kill?
Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily NewsJohn Madden and goalie Martin Brodeur are unable to prevent Simon Gagne from scoring during the third period Monday night in Philadelphia. They've allowed eight power play goals in their last three road games-- all losses. What has happened to the Devils when...
Painful night for New Jersey Devils' defensemen Andy Greene and Mike Mottau
Young Kim/Philadelphia Daily NewsDevils center Travis Zajac was among those on a power play that struggled against Flyers goalie Martin Biron Monday night. It was a painful night for the Devils' defense corps. Andy Greene left the game with 15:43 remaining when he was hit in the left ankle by...
New Jersey Devils lose second straight, fall to Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2
Tom Mihalek/Associated PressMartin Biron makes a save in the Flyers' 4-2 victory over the Devils Monday night in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA -- All of a sudden, the Devils are nothing special on the road. With their special teams continuing to struggle, the Devils gave up three power play goals...
Patrik Elias out of New Jersey Devils' lineup against Philadelphia Flyers
Joel Auerbach/US PresswireJay Pandolfo got to play for the second straight game, as he took Patrik Elias' place in the lineup against the Philadelphia Flyers Monday. NOTEBOOK PHILADELPHIA -- Patrik Elias sat out the game Monday for the Devils with what the team is calling lower body soreness...
New Jersey Devils-Philadelphia Flyers: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: With Patrik Elias sidelined with lower body soreness, Dainius Zubrus moved to the line with Brian Rolston and Brian Gionta. Zubrus centered the line and Rolston skated at left wing, Martin Brodeur was in net against Philly's Martin Biron. Brendan Shanahan, back in the lineup...
March 23, 2009
New Jersey Devils' Brendan Shanahan: I feel fine
John E. Sokolowski/US PresswireBrendan Shanahan, who sat out Sunday's game in Boston, returns for the Devils Monday night in Philadelphia. Brendan Shanahan said his decision to sit out Sunday's game in Boston was made in a discussion with coach Brent Sutter and he was ready to return Monday...
New Jersey Devils-Philadelphia Flyers: 3 things to watch
The Devils, coming off Sunday's loss in Boston, face the Flyers at the Wachovia Center Monday night. Here are three things to watch: 1. Patrik Elias sidelined. The Devils' all-time scoring leader won't play because of lower body soreness. That's a significant offensive threat out of the lineup...
Lower body soreness will sideline New Jersey Devils winger Patrik Elias against Flyers; Brendan Shanahan back in lineup
Bill Kostroun/APPatrik Elias, shown after passing John MacLean as the Devils' all-time scoring leader on St. Patrick's Day, will not play Monday night against the Flyers because of lower body soreness. Patrik Elias will not play against the Philadelphia Flyers Monday night at the Wachovia...
You Make the Call: How disappointing was this loss to the Bruins?
The Devils seemed to say all the right things after their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins Sunday. They know they need to play better on the road, they know they made costly mistakes, and they're confident in their bounce-back ability. But in a showdown with a team they could very well face in the...
Is the chase for first place in the Eastern Conference over for New Jersey Devils?
Michael Dwyer/APDevils winger Jay Pandolfo (right) battles with Bruins forward Michael Ryder Sunday in Boston. Five points now separate the Devils from the conference-leading Boston Bruins. Although the Devils have a game in hand and 10 to play, is it too late to catch the Bruins? How costly was...
Slideshow: Boston Bruins 4, New Jersey Devils 1
Zdeno Chara made life miserable for New Jersey Devils winger Zach Parise
Michael Dwyer/APZach Parise (right) saw a lot of hits directed his way on Sunday, including several from 6-9, 255-pound defenseman Zdeno Chara. Zach Parise knew it was coming. The Devils' 41-goal scorer expected to see a lot of 6-9, 255-pound Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara Sunday at TD...
March 22, 2009
Boston Bruins down New Jersey Devils, 4-1, in meeting of East powerhouses
Bruins clinch Northeast Division titleMichael Dwyer/Associated PressBoston's' Stephane Yelle battles the Devils' Zach Parise, center, as Martin Brodeur looks into the net after a goal by the Bruins' Milan Lucic in the second period. BOSTON -- Michael Ryder and Milan Lucic scored on deflections off...
New Jersey Devils-Boston Bruins: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: Brendan Shanahan was out for what coach Brent Sutter calls "maintenance," and Jay Pandolfo was in the lineup in his place. Defenseman Colin White (lower body injuury) will miss Sunday's game as well as Monday night's game in Philadelphia. Martin Brodeur was the Devils' goaltender...
Jay Pandolfo in lineup as banged-up Brendan Shanahan sits for New Jersey Devils
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerBrendan Shanahan (right) will sit out Sunday's game against the Boston Bruins. Jay Pandolfo will get to play in his old stomping grounds. With Brendan Shanahan sidelined for "maintenance," Pandolfo was in the Devils' lineup for Sunday's game against the Boston...
Scott Clemmensen is New Jersey Devils' Masterton Trophy nominee
Tim Farrell/The Star-LedgerScott Clemmensen, who won 25 games for the Devils this season after Martin Brodeur was hurt, is the New Jersey chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association's nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy. Scott Clemmensen's contribution to the Devils this season...
New Jersey Devils-Boston Bruins: 3 things to watch
Gene Puskar/APFormer Devils coach Claude Julien hopes his Boston Bruins can increase their Eastern Conference lead Sunday. The Devils face the Boston Bruins and former coach Claude Julien Sunday afternoon at TD Banknorth Garden. Here are three things to watch: 1. Bruins on the decline? Claude...
New Jersey Devils' showdown with Boston Bruins could be preview of conference finals
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerThe Devils and Bruins might end up pushing each other around in the postseason. Each time the Devils and Boston Bruins have played this season, both teams have brought their "A" games. So there's a buzz in anticipation of Sunday afternoon's showdown in Boston that could...
March 21, 2009
New Jersey Devils practice: Brendan Shanahan, Patrik Elias, Colin White don't skate
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerDefenseman Colin White was injured in the victory over Chicago on Tuesday and has not played since. He is listed as day-to-day, but will miss Sunday's game in Boston and Monday's in Philadelphia. First, the news: Defenseman Colin White, and forwards Brendan...
You Make the Call: What's behind the Patrik Elias resurgence?
Martin Brodeur is getting all the attention right now, with Patrick Roy's wins record in his rearview mirror and Terry Sawchuk's shutout record up next for him to obliterate. But what about Patrik Elias? The winger has quietly gone about recording the fourth 30-goal season of his career -- and...
Slideshow: New Jersey Devils 4, Minnesota Wild 0
New Jersey Devils await head-to-head showdown with Boston Bruins
Christopher Pasatieri/US PresswireDevils defenseman Johnny Oduya (29) is congratulated by Paul MartIN (7) after scoring a second period goal against the Minnesota Wild Friday night. If the Devils are going to catch the first-place Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference race, Sunday afternoon at...
Reaching 30 goals for fourth time a significant accomplishment for New Jersey Devils winger Patrik Elias
Ed Mulholland/US PresswirePatrik Elias talks to referee Bill McCreary during the Devils' 4-0 victory Friday night over the Minnesota Wild. Elias scored his 29th and 30th goals. It's been five years since Patrik Elias last scored 30 goals in a season for the Devils, so reaching that figure Friday...
New Jersey Devils beat Minnesota Wild, 4-0, as Martin Brodeur moves within two shutouts of Terry Sawchuk's record
Goaltender stops 35 shots for 101st career shutoutBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesBrian Gionta is congratulated by Devils teammates after scoring a second-period goal against Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom. Martin Brodeur has already moved on to the next NHL record. Having broken Patrick Roy's standard...
Senator Lautenberg congratulates New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur
New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg sent a letter congratulating Devils goalie Martin Brodeur on his 552nd victory Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. The letter read: Dear Mr. Brodeur: Congratulations on your 552nd victory as a goaltender in the National Hockey League. Your name...
New Jersey Devils-Minnesota Wild: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: Jacques Lemaire brought his Minnesota Wild to the Prudential Center for the first time Friday night. Martin Brodeur was back in goal for the Devils after sitting out Wednesday night's game in Carolina. Colin White missed his second game after aggravating a lower body injury...
March 20, 2009
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur declined to read Top 10 list on David Letterman show
Evan Agostini?APDavid Letterman invited Devils goalie Martin Brodeur to read the Top 10 list on last Monday night's show. As he was poised to pass Patrick Roy as the NHL's all-time wins leader, Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur was invited to read the Top 10 list on the David Letterman show this...
New Jersey Devils-Minnesota Wild: 3 things to watch
Before going on the road for three games, the Devils host the Minnesota Wild Friday nigfht at the Prudential Center. Here are three things to watch: 1. No. 553? Martin Brodeur is back in net for the Devils after sitting out the loss in Carolina. He will be shooting for career win No. 553 after...
New Jersey Devils forward Brian Rolston credits Jacques Lemaire for molding his career
Bill Kostroun/APBrian Rolston said he spoke to Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire after last season when neither was sure what the future held. Brian Rolston remembers sitting down with Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire at the conclusion of last season and discussing his future as a...
Former New Jersey Devils coach Jacques Lemaire remembers the young Martin Brodeur
Gene Puskar/APFormer Devils coach Jacques Lemaire, who brings his Minnesota Wild to the Prudential Center for the first time Friday night, said he knew Martin Brodeur would be great right from the beginning Jacques Lemaire walked into the Prudential Center for the first time Friday morning...
Will Colin White return to the New Jersey Devils' lineup Friday night?
US PresswireColin White (left) was questionable for the Devils' Friday night meeting with the Minnesota Wild at the Prudential Center. I am awaiting word on whether defenseman Colin White returns to the Devils' lineup Friday night against the Minnesota Wild. White aggravated a lower body...
Judges rules Martin Brodeur must pay $500K a year alimony until 2020
Days after breaking the NHL record for wins by a goalie, the Devils' Martin Brodeur was dealt an alimony setback by a New Jersey appeals court. William Perlman/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur The court ruled that Brodeur must pay his ex-wife $500,000 a year until 2020.Brodeur appealed, asking that...
New Jersey Devils focus on overtaking Boston Bruins for Eastern Conference crown
With a dozen games remaining in the regular season, the Devils are still thinking about overtaking the Boston Bruins and capturing first place in the Eastern Conference. By losing to the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night, they may have squandered an opportunity to catch the Bruins as early as...
March 19, 2009
MSG-Plus will air New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur highlights marathon
William Perlman/The Star-LedgerMSG-Plus will televise a marathon of shows highlighting Martin Brodeur's greatest games. Beginning Thursday night at 8 p.m., MSG-Plus will air a marathon of Martin Brodeur's milestone victories. The first will be the Devils goalie's 100th career win. MSG-Plus...
Jay Leach back with New Jersey Devils after completing conditioning assignment
Defenseman Jay Leach completed his two-week conditioning assignment at Lowell (AHL) nad is back with the Devils. Coach Brent Sutter gave the team a day off Thursday. If Colin White is unable to play in Friday night's home game with Minnesota, a decision will be made as to whether Leach or Andy...
Not everyone felt the New Jersey Devils had an emotional letdown
It seemed inevitable. The Devils had to guard against an emotional letdown after the previous two games with Martin Brodeur tying and passing Patrick Roy on the all-time wins list. But could the Devils' loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night be blamed in a letdown? "I wouldn't say...
Kevin Weekes "pretty ticked" off after New Jersey Devils' loss to Carolina Hurricanes
AP/Gerry BroomeDevils goalie Kevin Weekes stopped 28 of 32 shots Wednesday night in Raleigh in his first start since Feb. 19. Now that Martin Brodeur is back, Devils backup goalie Kevin Weekes knows he won't get many starts. In fact, Wednesday night's game in Raleigh, N.C., may have been his...
Slideshow: Carolina Hurricanes 4, New Jersey Devils 2
New Jersey Devils fall to Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2
Team suffers letdown as Kevin Weekes gets start in goalGerry Broome/Associated PressThe Hurricanes' Erik Cole and the Devils' Niclas Havelid vie for the puck as Devils goalie Kevin Weekes looks on during the second period. RALEIGH, N.C. -- Martin Brodeur was given a night off after his historic...
After record-setting win, New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur 'glad to relax'
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur said Wednesday night's game was a "rare" time he didn't mind coach Brent Sutter telling him he would be sitting out. RALEIGH, N.C. -- It was the day after his 552nd career win and Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur was still smiling. But after a few of the...
Will New Jersey Devils retire No. 26 worn by Patrik Elias?
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerPatrik Elias (center) said whether or not his jersey will be retired is "a question for the guy upstairs." Patrik Elias is the Devils' all-time leading scorer now, having passed John MacLean. But will his No. 26 some day be retired? I asked him. "Hopefully I...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: Kevin Weekes started in goal for the Devils and defenseman Andy Greene returned to the lineup for the injured Colin White. At the 1:37 mark of the first period, the arena announcer congratulated Brodeur for his 552nd career win and there was applause in the RBC Center. Greene...
Coach Brent Sutter says Kevin Weekes would've started for New Jersey Devils whether Martin Brodeur had won or lost big game
Kevin Weekes would have started Wednesday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes whether or not Martin Brodeur had won No, 552 Tuesday night at home. As I suspected, coach Brent Sutter was planning to play Weekes against the Hurricanes all along. "I think probably either way Weeksie...
March 18, 2009
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur happy to get a night off
AP/Julie JacobsMartin Brdodeur cuts the net loose from the goal frame after his 552nd career win Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur wants to play every game. In fact, it's difficult to convince him to sit out a game. But it wasn't so tough for Brodeur to accept taking a...
New Jersey Devils-Carolina Hurricanes: 3 things to watch
The Devils, who flew to Raleigh, N.C., after Tuesday night's victory over the Chicago Blaclhawks, face the Carolina Hurrucanes Wednesday night. Here are three things to watch: 1. Avoiding an emotional letdown. There has been a playoff-like atmosphere around the team as Martin Brodeur got close...
Andy Greene back in New Jersey Devils lineup for injured Colin White
Devils defenseman Andy Greene (right) returns to the lineup Wednesday night in place of injured Colin White. Goalie Kevin Weekes isn't the only member of the Devils who will get an opportunity to play Wednesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. With defenseman Colin White remaining home...
Kevin Weekes set to start in goal for New Jersey Devils
Kevin Weekes will start in goal for the Devils Wednesday night when they face the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. Kevin Weekes is set to make his first start in goal since Feb. 19 in Tampa when the Devils face the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night in Raleigh, N.C. It will be the goalie's...
Slideshow: Martin Brodeur becomes the NHL's all-time winningest goalie
Video: Martin Brodeur's postgame press conference
Martin Brodeur talks about being the all-time winningest goalie Martin Brodeur is happy to get the all-time wins record out of the way in his first attempt at it. "I didn't want this record to be a distraction to the team,'' he says.
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur struggled to cut goal netting
He guards his net better than any goalie in history. But after his 552nd career win, Martin Brodeur needed help from several teammates to take the netting home for a souvenir. Brodeur was given a pair of scissors to cut the netting. After struggling, captain Jamie Langenbrunner told the goalie...
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman praises accomplishment by New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in the Prudential Center Tuesday night when Martin Brodeur became the league's all-time wins leader by breaking Patrick Roy's record. Rather than go onto the ice to acknowledge Brodeur's 552nd win, Bettman decided to congratulate the goalie privately in a room...
Coach Brent Sutter enjoyed special night of New Jersey Devils history
Brent Sutter has been a part of some of hockey's greatest history, but the piece of Devils' history he witnessed Tuesday night was something he'll remember. Martin Brodeur passed Patrick Roy as the NHL's all-time winningest goalie and Patrik Elias scored his 702nd career point to break John...
New Jersey Devils' Colin White will miss game against Carolina Hurricanes
Colin White aggravated a lower body injury Tuesday night and will not accompany the Devils to Raleigh, N.C. Colin White missed the last two periods of Martin Brodeur's 552nd career victory last night. The veteran defenseman, who said he aggravated a lower body injury during the first period...
Martin Brodeur will get Wednesdsay off after breaking Patrick Roy's record in New Jersey Devils' victory
Devils coach Brent Sutter said Kevin Weekes will start Wednesday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. Martin Brodeur will get the night off. His next goal? "Right now it's to relax and enjoy myself a bit," Brodeur said after career win No. 552. "We've got a little...
Martin Brodeur's decision to stay in New Jersey was the right One
John Munson/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur can see clearly through the traffic Tuesday night, and he could see clearly all along that he was best off staying with the Devils, even if it meant giving up millions. The number that defines Martin Brodeur is not 552, even if that was the reason for the...
Martin Brodeur earns his 552nd career victory, beating Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2 to pass Patrick Roy to become NHL's all-time winningest goalie
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur became the NHL's all-time winningest goaltender when he backstopped the Devils' 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Prudential Center. Brodeur passed Patrick Roys with his 552nd career win. Martin Brodeur stands alone. Wasting no time in...
Martin Brodeur developed a playing style all his own
Chris Faytok/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur never copied the butterfly style popularized by his idol, Patrick Roy. Brodeur developed his own style, which includes playing the puck more than most goalies. A generation of young goalies across Canada mimicked Patrick Roy's butterfly style and, for a...
New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter never scored on Martin Brodeur while he still was a player
William Perlman/Star-Ledger file photoCurrent Devils' coach Brent Sutter was still an active player for the first five years of Martin Brodeur's career, but never scored against him. Here, Sutter shoots on one of Brodeur's backups, Mike Dunham. NOTEBOOK Devils coach Brent Sutter was still an...
New Jersey Devils-Chicago Blackhawks: As they played
FIRST PERIOD: Martin Brodeur goes for his 552nd career victory, which would move him past Patrick Roy as the NHL's all-time leader. Commissioner Gary Bettman is in attendance. Patrik Elias is also tied with John MacLean as the Devils' all-time scoring leader (701 points) and could set that...
March 17, 2009
New Jersey Devils-Chicago Blackhawks: 3 things to watch
The hockey world has its eyes focused on the Devils-Blackhawks game Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Here are three things to watch: 1. Martin Brodeur goes for the record. The Devils goalie tied Patrick Roy for first on the all-time wins list by winning his 551st Saturday night in...
Video: Martin Brodeur talks about setting the all-time wins record, and doing it as a New Jersey Devil
Martin Brodeur's Tuesday press conference Martin Brodeur speaks at a press conference Tuesday morning before the Devils' game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Brodeur will break Patrick Roy's all-time wins record of 552 victories with his next win. (Video by Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger)
Prudential Center fans arrived early to see New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur go for record
Martin Brodeur speaks at a Tuesday morning press conference. By then, fans were already lined up outside the Prudential Center waiting for $10 tickets. It's a hot ticket. Especially for $10. Fans began lining up outside the Prudential Center at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to get the discounted tickets...
Video: Analyzing Martin Brodeur's quest for 552 wins
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur on the verge of history New Jersey Devils writer Rich Chere and columnist Steve Politi discuss Martin Brodeur's quest for 552 victories, breaking Patrick Roy's record, and how quickly he's done it. Brodeur and Devils take on Chicago Tuesday night at the Prudential...
Coach Brent Sutter: New Jersey Devils won't be distracted by Martin Brodeur's pursuit of the NHL wins record
Devils coach Brent Sutter addresses the media during a morning press conference at the Prudential Center. Brent Sutter is thrilled for Martin Brodeur. Breaking Patrick Roy's record for career wins will be a monumental moment in NHL history. But the Devils coach is also proud that his players...
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur aims to break Patrick Roy's career wins record
Updates, insight and analysis from the Star-Ledger as Brodeur attempts to make historyTony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur looks to claim the NHL record for most career wins with No. 552 Tuesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. The eyes of the hockey world are focused on...
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur says he's anxious as he gets ready to break Patrick Roys's record
Martin Brodeur (right) and Hall of Famer Patrick Roy after the Devils' goalie recorded his 551st career win Saturday night in Montreal. Martin Brodeur said Tuesday morning he wasn't nervous but felt anxious about the game against the Chicago Blackhawks and his chance to break he shares with...
New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur reaches for the top
Paul Chiasson/Canadian PressMartin Brodeur will be No. 1 in career NHL wins for a goaltender if the Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur will attempt to become the NHL's all-time winningest goaltender Tuesday night when the Devils host the...
Martin Brodeur's record-setting 552nd win is the New Jersey Devils' sole focus
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerPatrik Elias, here scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes, can become the Devils' all-time leading scorer Tuesday. But he'd be no more than a footnote in the story if Martin Brodeur wins his 552nd career game. Patrik Elias knows that if he scores a point Tuesday night to...

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