Brodeur, 40, must miss at least seven days. So, the veteran is not allowed to play until at least Monday’s game at Toronto.
Brodeur last played last Thursday, finishing with 17 saves in New Jersey’s 3-2 win at Washington. He is 8-2-3 with a 2.27 goals-against average this season.
Alex Ovechkin produced his first hat trick in more than two years Saturday, leading the struggling Washington Capitals to a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another Saturday night to lead the Islanders to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
The Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.
Johan Hedberg recorded his first shutout of the season, a 3-0 win for the Devils over the Islanders. It was Hedberg’s eighth shutout with New Jersey, breaking a tie with Chris Terreri for the second-most in club history.
Steve Bernier scored two big goals late in the third period as the Devils beat the Isles 3-0.
“It’s hard to replace guys like Zach and Sykie,” goaltender Johan Hedberg said. “Those are pure goal-scorers. This will be an opportunity for other guys to step up. We have talent in this system, and sometimes all you need is opportunity.”
Indeed, the Devils general manager has been through this before — losing a marquee player to free agency — and his team has survived.
Just two wins shy of his 4th Stanley Cup, Martin Brodeur has clearly stated he would like to return next year.
Los Angeles has waited nearly 20 years for the Kings to make their second trip to the Stanley Cup finals. And they might have picked the perfect time to get there.
The New Jersey Devils are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the fifth time in team history, and they will attempt to capture their fourth championship as their series with the Los Angeles Kings begins on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.
The Devils played the waiting game but are now ready to face the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Devils’ penalty kill went from the NHL’s best to 40 percent during the playoffs. They must stamp out their mistakes if they wish to advance.
Brian Campbell scored on a second-period power play and the Florida Panthers staged their greatest playoff comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.