Hedberg played well last week posting a 1.64 GAA and .928 SV% but his record was still only 1-1-1. This will likely be Hedberg's last start as the Devils #1 goalie. Brodeur will probably dress as the backup tomorrow and might start Thursday.
Hedberg will start his 11th consecutive game when the Devils visit Wells Fargo Center Friday night to wrap up their home-and-home series with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Hedberg stopped 23 of 25 shots that he faced in a 5-2 win over the Flyers on Wednesday. He will be back between the pipes tonight against the Flyers looking for a repeat performance from Wednesday. With the limited amount of games tonight Hedberg might be the only spot start candidate.
Hedberg had the opportunity to be a fantasy gem when Martin Brodeur went down with a back injury. However since Brodeur has been sidelined, he has only won two of his nine consecutive starts. He is 4-7-2 with a 2.97 GAA and .879 SV% on the season and has a decently tough matchup vs. the Flyers.
Hedberg continues to struggle in the absence of Martin Brodeur, however he is the Devils only other option and will continue to see starts. He gets the nod tonight vs. Winnipeg who he lost 4-2 and 3-1 to in late February. Hedberg can't be relied on for fantasy starts given his recent performances.
Dan Ellis will start in goal for Carolina tonight against Johan Hedberg
Hedberg finally got back into the win column after losing seven straight outings. He will continue to start in the absence of Martin Brodeur. Hedberg has a tough matchup against a good offensive Hurricanes team.
Hedberg will start again Thursday night against Buffalo.
Hedberg has now lost all six starts he's made since Martin Broduer got hurt while posting a 3.79 GAA and .838 SV%. He was pulled halfway through the second period last night against Tampa Bay after allowing three goals on 11 shots. He will start again tomorrow against the Buffalo Sabres who sit 13th in the Eastern Conference.
Pete DeBoer said Johan Hedberg will start in net tonight vs. Tampa Bay.
This is shocking after Hedberg has lost his last six appearances and let in some soft goals last night. However Devils coach Peter DeBoer says "Hedberg has unfairly taken the blame for recent losses". The 39 year-old netminder will be in tough again tonight against Steven Stamkos and the Lightning.
Hedberg will continue to start while Brodeur is injured.
Hedberg has lost his last four starts while posting a 4.06 GAA and .849 SV%. He hasn't played well since Brodeur got hurt which has hurt the Devils. He has a solid matchup vs. the Sabres who are 14th in the Eastern Conference, but he will need to outplay Ryan Miller if he wants to record the win.
Hedberg has lost his last three starts and has not played well. In those three starts he's given up 14 goals resulting in a 4.75 GAA and .837 SV%. The Devils are a good team with Brodeur between the pipes but starting Hedberg in fantasy is risky.