February 3, 2010
Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Dion Phaneuf made the most of their Maple Leafs debut Tuesday night, leading Toronto to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils that snapped a six-game losing streak. Giguere, acquired Sunday from the Ducks, finished with 30 saves, becoming only the second goalie in team history to record a shutout in his debut. By the end of the first period, Phaneuf, who arrived from Calgary in a Sunday trade, had landed a hit, taken part in a fight and received an ovation.
January 21, 2010
Martin Brodeur made 22 saves for his 108th NHL shutout and Travis Zajac scored the winning goal late in the second period as the New Jersey Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night. Dean McAmmond added a short-handed, empty-net goal in the final minute for the Atlantic Division-leading Devils. Brodeur (30-14-1), the league's career leader in wins and shutouts, earned his seventh blanking of the season. He is tied with Patrick Roy with an NHL-record 13 seasons of at least 30 wins.
January 6, 2010
Martin Brodeur made 28 saves for his third shutout in seven games, and Patrik Elias scored twice as the New Jersey Devils beat the Dallas Stars, 4-0, on Tuesday night. Brodeur extended his NHL record by posting career shutout No. 106. He has five this season. Travis Zajac and Zach Parise added goals, and captain Jamie Langenbrunner, the NHL's first star from last week, had two assists for Eastern Conference-leading New Jersey. The Devils ended a two-game losing streak to the Stars with their ninth win in 11 games.
December 22, 2009
Martin Brodeur broke the NHL record with his 104th career shutout, and maybe the only surprise was how easily it came against the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Brodeur needed to make only a few difficult saves while breaking Terry Sawchuk's shutout record, further strengthening his case to be considered as the best goaltender to play the game, and the streaking New Jersey Devils had little trouble beating Pittsburgh, 4-0, on Monday. Brodeur made 35 saves to break the shutout record two games after setting another NHL mark.
December 17, 2009
Martin Brodeur tied Patrick Roy's NHL record for regular-season appearances by a goalie, and Patrik Elias scored the winner in the New Jersey Devils' 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Brodeur played his 1,029th game, all with New Jersey in his 16-year career. Roy played for Montreal and Colorado in his 18-year career. It marked the second time in two seasons that Brodeur equaled one of Roy's records against Montreal. Brodeur tied Roy for career wins last March, getting his 551st in the Bell Centre.
December 8, 2009
Martin Brodeur tied Terry Sawchuk's NHL record with his 103rd shutout, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Brodeur was rarely tested in making 22 saves to tie Sawchuk, who played from 1949-70. It was Brodeur's second shutout of the season after he blanked the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 17. The NHL's winningest goalie, Brodeur earned his league-leading 18th victory of the season. Brian Rolston, Travis Zajac and Niclas Bergfors scored for New Jersey, owners of the best road record at 11-2-1, and a three-game winning streak.
November 17, 2009 |
Darroll Powe, Scott Hartnell, and James van Riemsdyk scored goals as the Philadelphia Flyers edged New Jersey, 3-2, Monday to snap the Devils' winning streak at eight games. Zach Parise scored in a goal-mouth scramble with 0.6 seconds left in regulation and David Clarkson also scored for the Devils, who fell one win short of tying the NHL record of 10 road wins to start the season, set by the 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres. Claude Giroux had two assists and Ray Emery made 33 saves for the Flyers, who have won six of their last seven games.
November 1, 2009 |
David Clarkson scored the lone shootout goal in the fourth round of the tiebreaker and the New Jersey Devils extended their season-opening road winning streak to seven games with a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. The run at the start of the season equals the second longest in NHL history, matching Toronto (1940-41), Philadelphia (1985-86) and Detroit (2005-06). Buffalo holds the league record of 10 in a row, set at the beginning of the 2006-07 season. Travis Zajac scored in regulation for the Devils.
July 14, 2009 |
After six years without a Stanley Cup title, the New Jersey Devils are handing over the team to the coach who led them to their first NHL title. Jacques Lemaire, who coached the Devils for five seasons in the mid-1990s and led them to the Cup in 1995, is New Jersey's coach again. He was hired Monday, five weeks after Brent Sutter resigned and eventually took over as coach of the Calgary Flames. "I never thought I would be back," the 63-year-old Lemaire said in a conference call.
March 18, 2009 |
With the final seconds ticking off the clock Tuesday night, Martin Brodeur saw the shot leave the stick of Chicago forward Troy Brouwer, kicked out his right pad and watched the puck head to the corner. Within seconds, the buzzer sounded and the New Jersey Devils' Brodeur stood alone as the NHL's winningest goaltender with 552 career victories. Childhood idol and Hall of Famer Patrick Roy was now behind him.