February 19, 2013 |
JAKOB SILFVERBERG hit the post on one shot and just missed with another in regulation, so the young Ottawa Senators right wing wanted to make sure he made the right plays down the stretch - especially in the shootout. "I had a few chances and missed them," said Silfverberg, whose goal in the shootout was the lone tally in the Senators' 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Newark on Monday. "The one that hit the post, [Devils goalkeeper Martin Brodeur] didn't know where it was, so I really thought I had that one. " However, Silfverberg made up for his earlier misses by setting up Daniel Alfredsson for the tying goal with 11:48 left in regulation, then gave the Senators the win by finally beating Brodeur in the shootout.
February 4, 2013 |
MARTIN Brodeur isn't the only New Jersey Devils goalie who knows a thing or two about shutouts. Veteran backup Johan Hedberg made 22 saves for his 22nd career blanking, and Steve Bernier scored two of New Jersey's three third-period goals in the Devils' 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday in Uniondale, N.Y. The game was scoreless until Bernier broke the deadlock with a power-play goal with 3:54 remaining. He doubled New Jersey's lead just 1:10 later, and David Clarkson sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the final minute as the Devils snapped a four-game losing streak (0-1-3)
May 3, 1997 |
Slightly more than eight minutes remained in the third period, and New Jersey's 1-0 lead over the Rangers was still tenuous when the Devils fans packed into Continental Airlines Arena last night stood in unison during a pause in the riveting action and saluted goalie Martin Brodeur with a long, loud ovation. The Rangers, decidedly outplayed most of the game, had just finished peppering Brodeur with three of their most dangerous shots. First it was Doug Lidster, then Luc Robitaille, then Shane Churla after Robitaille's blast popped out into the crease.
April 30, 1994 |
They had no history worth noting. No tradition except as annual first-round playoff losers with questionable character. Last night, though, the New Jersey Devils earned a place in the hearts of their small legion of fans. Now it can be said that the Devils have courage. It's a start in their pursuit of the Stanley Cup. Carrying the weight of a potentially demoralizing and fatiguing 1-0 loss in the fourth overtime of a Game 6 that lasted 6 hours and 12 minutes, the Devils edged the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1, at Meadowlands Arena to grab this seemingly never-ending best-of-seven series, four games to three, and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
June 11, 1995 |
Martin Brodeur was pressing one hand against the side of his head, checking to see if his right ear was still attached. With his other hand, he was groping for his mask, which had been dislodged by a vicious slapshot by the Flyers' Kevin Dineen. During this odd third-period sequence, the superb young goalie had become a symbol for his New Jersey Devils, a symbol for a team that has suddenly lost its equilibrium in the Eastern Conference finals. The Devils, who had their way with the Flyers in the first two games at the Spectrum, have gone through a rapid transformation.
October 11, 2008 |
Brandon Dubinsky scored once and added two assists, leading the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks last night. The Rangers are 3-0 for the first time since 1989. In other games: At Raleigh, N.C., the Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers, 6-4 . . . At Newark, N.J., Martin Brodeur finished with 25 saves and the Devils beat the New York Islanders, 2-1 . . . At Buffalo, Ales Kotalik scored a shootout goal as the Sabres beat Montreal, 2-1 . . . At Dallas, Rich Nash's goal with 20 seconds left in overtime lifted Columbus, 5-4 . . . At Atlanta, Bryan Little's two goals helped lead the Thrashers over Washington, 7-4 . . . At St. Louis, Keith Tkachuk scored twice in a 5-2 Blues win over Nashville.
November 30, 1997 |
There was just one surprise last night when Flyers general manager Bob Clarke, appearing in Ottawa, announced the Canadian Olympic team that will go to Nagano, Japan, in February. Of course, the Flyers' Eric Lindros, Rod Brind'Amour and Eric Desjardins were on it. But Vancouver's Mark Messier wasn't. "I talked to Mark this afternoon, and he reacted with class and dignity, as you would expect, and wished us good luck," Clarke, the GM of the Canadian team, said in a prepared statement.
October 4, 2007 |
The Flyers are not the only team in the Atlantic Division to undergo changes in the offseason. New York Rangers: Added centers Chris Drury (Buffalo) and Scott Gomez (New Jersey) to an offense that already had Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan. Lost Michael Nylander to Washington and traded Matt Cullen to Carolina. Pittsburgh: The Penguins did not have many moves to make since they are loaded, with league MVP Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal on offense, Ryan Whitney and Sergei Gonchar on defense and Marc-Andre Fleury in net. The biggest moves were signing Crosby to a 5-year, $43 million extension and the additions of Petr Sykora and Darryl Sydor.
April 9, 1999 |
While the coach and system have changed this year, the New Jersey Devils are once again a division winner. They captured their third straight Atlantic Division title last night by defeating the visiting Washington Capitals, 1-0. Martin Brodeur made 15 saves and Brian Rolston scored the game-winner with his 20th goal of the season as New Jersey became the first team since the Flyers (1985 to '87) to win three straight division titles. "There was a question mark at the beginning of the season," Rolston said of the coaching switch from Jacques Lemaire to Robbie Ftorek.
April 12, 1997 |
Martin Brodeur wanted his extra digit - and he got it. Brodeur become the first NHL goalie since Montreal's Ken Dryden in 1976-77 to post 10 shutouts in a season, leading host New Jersey to a 2-0 victory over Boston last night. "It's always fun to get into that double digit," Brodeur said. "It's something you aim for when you are close. I've just gone out and tried to do my best and this year I got 10. " The shutout, Brodeur's fourth in six starts, lowered his league-leading goals-against average to 1.88.